Keetmanshoop youth hand out food and toys

24 Dec 2017 15:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 24 DEC (NAMPA) – A local youth group, ‘The Youth Initiative’ on Friday handed out food hampers to 100 identified elderly and less fortunate members of the community at the J Stephanus Stadium in Keetmanshoop.
The Christmas initiative, which came at just the right time for many, was supported by local businesses, including Pick ‘n Pay and Café 21, and individuals from the Keetmanshoop community.
The passionate youth group with members from different backgrounds clearly showed their care and love towards the community members, making them feel appreciated on the day.
Chairperson and member of the group, Asmara Kaffer said the group under the slogan, ‘Fight for me, Fight for you, Fight for us’, started a year ago to stand up for themselves and their community concerning important social issues affecting them.
She urged more young people to join the group so that they can expand this initiative in the years to come.
The //Kharas Youth Forum’s chairperson, Vivian de Koe, reiterated Kaffer’s sentiments, encouraging young people to stop blaming the government and take ownership and make a positive contributions to society.
Local resident and owner of Café 21, Gedalian Clase partnered with the youth group, serving hot dogs and drinks to the invited community members.
The young man with a heart for his community said Café 21 is not only about making a profit, but giving back to the community, especially the less fortunate.
The guests enjoyed hymns sung by the local group, //Kharas Vocal Ensemble.