Section 4 Youth Crime Prevention Desk & Mentors Movement Hosted Conversational & Advice Event For Male & Female; Mamelodi East

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Nkosinathi Mahamba hosted an event at Mamelodi East RDP Zone on Saturday. The event took place at Sediba Sa Thuto primary school. The purpose of the event Themed: Awareness Conversation and Advice for Male and Female, was to engage with issues that the community face every day, have an awareness sessions with the members of the community and advise them with regard to what causes the negative morality from male to female, looking at the fact that most females have to deal with it and how are we able to fight this negative morality against women and also to come up with solutions to the problems. IMG_0634

 

The program had a dialogue, support message from different community-based organisations and entertainment. During the event, Morwangwato Mantjane, Ward 10 councillor extension 18, gave a support message to the community. Sector 4 Youth Crime Prevention Desk and Mentors Movement, Daphney Aphane from Mamelodi East police station was also involved in organising the event. Issues such as rape, drug abuse, murders and domestic violence were raised during the conversation. The social worker from Mamelodi East police station, Mrs Betty addressed the common issue that residents complain about, domestic violence, its causes and possible solutions. ” We are working with social problems (victim empowerment), we face challenges every day at the police station, a core business being domestic violence. We don’t allow people to drop their cases of domestic violence at the police station since it is a serious issue, it is a common problem that we have in Mamelodi”, said the social worker Mrs Betty. IMG_0624She suggested that the youth make changes to the way of living, she believes that domestic violence.We don’t allow people to drop their cases of domestic violence at the police station since it is a serious issue, it is a common problem that we have in Mamelodi”, said the social worker Mrs Betty.

She suggested that the youth make changes to the way of living, she believes that domestic violence start at home. If children are brought up in a house where domestic violence takes place, children tend to grow with a mentality that is a good way of living. It suddenly becomes a norm since that’s what they know. The ward councillor said that it was not about the count on how many people attended the session but who attended the session was more important. “Domestic violence has to do with family, where the child was brought up. Abuse is in many things and if a child is raised in an abusive way, they will do the same to their family”, said Mantjane. He added that they don’t want to be abusers, they want to build a better family. IMG_0637He urged the community to go out and spread the message about abuse and domestic violence. “It mustn’t only be on a special day of women and child abuse but people should practice that throughout the year”, he added. The host, Nkosinathi Mahamba thanked everyone who attended the session including the councillor who he said he always supports the events he hosts in the community. The councillor said that he’s expecting more of the same session to take place in a bigger venue, where most of the young people are expected to attend. He appealed to young women to avoid being victims of all situations. He mentioned that he wants to start a platform where they empower young people to overcome the circumstances. More events are expected in the community.

IMG_0623He urged the community to go out and spread the message about abuse and domestic violence. “It mustn’t only be on a special day of women and child abuse but people should practice that throughout the year”, he added. The host, Nkosinathi Mahamba thanked everyone who attended the session including the councillor who he said he always supports the events he hosts in the community. The councillor said that he’s expecting more of the same session to take place in a bigger venue, where most of the young people are expected to attend. He appealed to young women to avoid being victims of all situations. He mentioned that he wants to start a platform where they empower young people to overcome the circumstances. More events are expected in the community. She suggested that the youth make changes to the way of living, she believes that domestic violence starts at home. If children are brought up in a house where domestic violence takes place, children tend to grow with a mentality that is a good way of living. It suddenly becomes a norm since that’s what they know. The ward councillor said that it was not about the count on how many people attended the session but who attended the session was more important. “Domestic violence has to do with family, where the child was brought up. Abuse is in many things and if a child is raised in an abusive way, they will do the same to their family”, said Mantjane. He added that they don’t want to be abusers, they want to build a better family. He urged the community to go out and spread the message about abuse and domestic violence. “It mustn’t only be on a special day of women and child abuse but people should practice that throughout the year”, he added. The host, Nkosinathi Mahamba thanked everyone who attended the session including the councillor who he said he always supports the events he hosts in the community. The councillor said that he’s expecting more of the same session to take place in a bigger venue, where most of the young people are expected to attend. He appealed to young women to avoid being victims of all situations. He mentioned that he wants to start a platform where they empower young people to overcome the circumstances. More events are expected in the community.

By: Fortunate Machaba

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