Eastern Cape teams encourages youth to take up sports
Young people should always come together in fighting crime and doing activities that will motivate unemployed youth.These are the words of Siyabonga Jeyi, a firefighter from Joubertina base during the Youth Day commemoration hosted by the WOF Department of Social Development in Tsitsikama from 14 June to 15 June 2016.
Siyabonga said these words during the two day event where seven teams from the West District gathered in commemorating 16 June. The aim of the event was to encourage youth to use their time constructively so that they don’t fall into drug use or alcohol abuse.
“All the teams participated in different activities such as soccer, touch rugby, netball, music as well as 100 meter run,” Siyabonga explained.
According to the West District Ground Operations Manager, Mxoli Cabela, the main objective was to honour the day by motivating participants and show them positive ways to spend their time.
The West district Social Development Practitioner, Siphokazi Jack said it was only fitting for WOF to celebrate the day with activities as WOF employs and develops young people in many ways.
The teams that took part in the activities were Joubertina, Tsitsikama, Krom River, Longmore, Witelsbos, Vans Stadens HAT and Addo.
The first prize which was a microwave was won by Witelsbos team, 2nd prize which was an urn was won by Tsitsikama and the 3rd prize a kettle was won by Joubertina.