During festive season, Barwa Youth Development Institute (BYDI) together with executive of Thabampshe Fitness Club (TFC) hosted successful two events of Colour Walk and Colour Run. Scores of community members were came in numbers to network, enjoy, train and meeting up with new peers.
Events were aimed to address challenges in the community including to raise gender based violence and xenophobia attacks as well as mobilising youth to improve their fitness. It was themed “#NotInMyName”
According to vibrant Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BYDI, Rodgers Nchabeleng pupils were over the moon to be part of events saying they celebrating festive season in style.
“As a leader I am very humbled to hosts such successful events with massive attendance. People came and we delivered the message and they responded very well and that gives up hope that our events would have huge impact in the community at large,” said determined leader.
Community members agreed on zero tolerance against gender based violence.
“We blowout the message and we have no apology whatsoever,” he said.
Happily attendances were colourfully painted themselves with the colour of their choice. They started Fun Walk at Thabampshe clinic, rounding up their area and turned back to their starting point were unpleasant challenges addressed.
“It was 10km Run aerobic marathon,” said Rodgers
Speaking of the empty promises made by Makhuduthamaga local municipality Rodgers said: “They are dishonest. They lied to us because none of their promises fulfilled. They even failed to clean ground for us,”
Upcoming events will be on Human rights day, youth day and lastly organisations will embark on indigenous festival and hiking main event.