In 2011 we chose to once again host a christmas party for the kids of Plastic View Informal Settlement.
We upped our game this year; having learned from our experiences.
In 2011 we chose to once again host a christmas party for the kids of Plastic View Informal Settlement. We upped our game this year; having learned from our experiences, we were able to cater for 170 children – more than double last year. This year's bash started off with a movie (which many of the children had never experienced) complete with popcorn and cooldrink. An impromptu concert was laid on by the kids, following which the rapid consumption of 400 relay-braaied boerewors rolls and several dozen cooldrinks. After lunch, gifts and clothes were handed out by HPG staff and each child had the opportunity to be called out individually and presented with their bag of goodies which included clothes, toys and dental hygiene packs. After a chaotic session of football and kite flying, the children were packed back onto the busses along with sweets and fruit.
We were justifiably proud of our function organising capabilities, however the true credit would have to go to the nuns who corraled and shepherded 270 very excited and sugar-fuelled children from 9h00 to 16h30 amidst considerable distractions! It was an awesome day for everyone.