Youth Day Event
We join a recreated 1976 March in Soweto and stop to paint, beautify and tutor at 4 different schools along the March route.
You can either come to the March and March to Work or come in time to just Work!
Start Times: 6am for the March | 10am for the Work.
The Work Details: Painting the inside classrooms of 2 schools, planting veggie gardens at 1 school, gardening at 1 school, and tutoring in Maths, Science, Biology and Accounting at another school. Full Details upon RSVP
Venue: Morrison Isaacson High, Jabavu, for the March | Venue Details & Maps for Work on RSVP
Transport: You can get yourself there. It's pretty easy and means you can come and go as you wish. Parking will be secure, although you may have to walk a bit if you're coming late (but then again, we're all walking right). We will have also have shuttle from the Rosebank Gautrain Station at 5am, 9am and 11am. You can pre-book (First RSVP, and you will recieve an address to confirm with)
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How to RSVP
June 16 marks Youth Day, a commemoration of the valour of Soweto’s youth in 1976 that marched against an inferior education.
This year we will be joining a recreated 1976 march from Morris Isaacson High School past many other schools to the scene of the first shooting outside Hector Peterson Museum. The public, especially in Soweto, are invited to come and be part of this day, as special guests and delegates will participate in this march with poetry, speeches and entertainment to honour all the young people who lost their lives in the struggle against apartheid and Bantu education.
The walk will give participants an opportunity to retrace the steps of those heroes who resuscitated the fight for democracy and give today's youth an opportunity to experience what their predecessors went through.
The second such walk organised by Metro FM, it is expected to draw over 8,000 participants, of whom many hundreds will have the opportunity to follow up their walk with some meaningful work of beautifying some of those schools along the route of the March.
Cheesekids is a long-time partner to Department of Basic Education in its beautification campaigns, whereby schools are refurbished, maintained and beautified to give scholars a better environment to learn in. We will also open one of our weekly tutoring classes open to new participants.
All volunteers will be provided with tees and materials as well as basic instructions on what to do at the where they school will be.
The idea is to turn a march action into further constructive action that leaves a tangible difference - You know... not just march...
On Youth Day 2012, we don't just March, We March to Work!
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