A prayer for the youth
27 October 2011 | Sammi-Jo Botha
The youth of Munsieville gathered for a youth prayer on 25 October.
The goal of this youth prayer was to support the youth of Munsieville in many different ways.
After the opening prayers, several speakers spoke about projects that are running in the community. Thulisiwe Mpanza, of Lifeline, an NGO that has many projects around Kurgersdorp and also in Munsieville, said that Munsieville is a special place since the community is highly engaged and committed.
Betty Nkoana from Project Hope UK gave an overview of several projects that this NGO runs in the community, such as the brick making business, keyhole gardens and the Youth Voice Journalism Academy.
Alyson Krucher, also from Project Hope UK, spoke about the Leadership Academy starting in November in partnership with Damelin College. This academy is an opportunity for young potential leaders in the community to broaden and/ or improve their leadership skills.
A speaker from Humana Youth in Action shared his personal story about grabbing the opportunity he had, and how he became a youth leader for Humana. He also shared information about a tourism internship that will soon open for applications.
During the programme, there was a lot of praying and singing. The core message to the youth was to be strong and commit themselves to do something and grab the opportunities that are there for them in this community.
At the end of the ceremony, there was an impressive candlelight moment of silence, and the pastors and the youth prayed for the orphans and vulnerable children of Munsieville.