There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children
- Nelson Mandela

Event details

20 May 2012

08:30 - 16:00

Green Point and Waterfront


Point-edly Fun

Our second Fun Day with our American volunteers from Brockport University bought us to Nyanga to pick up 30 boys and girls from Emasithandane Children's Home. Emasithandane – affectionately known as Emasi – is a home/shelter that provides education, food and extra-mural programming, for orphans; abandoned, abused and otherwise vulnerable children; and those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Currently there are 39 children living at Emasi between the ages of 1 and 18 years old. The home provides a community feeding kitchen for an additional 25 children in the community.

For this Fun Day we headed to the beautiful Green Point Biodiversity Garden nestled beside Cape Town's New and exciting stadium. The children and volunteers enjoyed playing on the extensive park equipment and running around before meeting up with the Drumkidz team for an interactive Djembe drums rhythm and music workshop. After a picnic lunch that was mouth wateringly tasty the group headed to the Waterfront for some indoor Putt putt and a treasure hunt in the Scratch Patch.