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DSRAC youth rolled up their sleeves and painted campsite

Jun 26, 2018
DSRAC youth rolled up their sleeves and painted campsite

The youth of the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC), Amathole/BCM district, on Monday displayed their artistic skills by painting and drawing National Symbols at the CC Classens campsite, under the Buffalo City Metro as part of Youth Month Celebrations.

Guided by the theme; “Live the Legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth”, the young people of the district pledged to endeavor to make sure that they live a permanent mark and plough back into the campsite since the site is manned by four personnel.

"We will paint the site, we’ve also identified the four rondavels at the entrance of the site that will be beautified by symbols that portray the mandates of this important campsite," said DSRAC Spokesperson, Andile Nduna.

"The CC Classeen Campsite is strategically placed to allow for retreats, camping, weddings, educational tours, trainings and workshops. The campsite is also managed and maintained by the Department for artistic performances."

The Department General Manager for District Operations, Ms L. Tsipa, also encouraged the youth to always seek opportunities to lift their communities by ploughing back and not allow themselves to be looked down upon simply because they are young.

“What you are doing here today clearly shows that the future is in good hands and that is very much encouraging.”

Sihle Kwaza, Youth Practitioner from the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), added; “This inspiring initiative by these young people had to be supported by the NYDA, as an encouragement for the young to continue to be ‘limitless’.”

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