Our Bokke spent time giving back to the youth in Mamelodi, east of Pretoria. It was a joyous day for all as we commemorated Youth Day, commemorating the Soweto youth uprising of June 16, and inspiring hope in our youth to ensure that our future generations make progress. South Africa’s history is uniquely characterised by the resilience of its people and we all have a role to play in ensuring that we create better opportunities for our youth, driving participation and striving for an inclusive economy for the future of South Africa. Youth–centred initiatives, big or small, will promote this.
As part of a FoodForward SA’s youth day initiatives, Springbok assistant coach Deon Davids attended a special visit to the Thandanani Drop-Inn Centre in Mamelodi in Pretoria, with several players, including Ox Nche, Jesse Kriel, Aphelele Fassi, Cobus Reinach, Jaden Hendrikse, and Grant Williams. The players assisted with offloading food from the FoodForward SA truck, helped prepare the meal for the day, and served nutritious meals to young children at the centre. They engaged with the youngsters and later danced and played games with them. It was awesome fun.
Coach Deon had this to say about the activities “It was a very humble experience for us as the Springboks to go to the Thandanani Drop-Inn centre, and we are thankful that we had the opportunity to be part of such a special initiative with FoodForward SA. As Springboks, we believe we are stronger together, and to go out and interact with the children and give back is part of our vision to make South Africa a better place where people can dream and strive to become the best in the world.”
Thank you Bokke for making this youth day so special for our children.