A Celebration of Human Rights Day
Updated: Apr 16, 2019
On March 21st, St. John's had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a celebration - an event to remember the importance of human rights for all.* The event was held in Mogale City and hosted by NaChem Wellness Consultancy for all ex-offenders and their families, in the support of social reintegration.
St. John the Divine Orphans and Outreach's Dance Group - Sarafina Dance Group preformed several dances for the large audience. Many of the St. John's staff members were able to attend and support the girls. The dances were well received by all in attendance.
Stay tuned for some photos and videos from the day's event!
*In South Africa, March 21st - Human Rights Day is an important date to remember the lives of those who died in the Sharpeville massacre which took place on 21 March 1960. This massacre occurred as a result of protests against the Apartheid regime in South Africa. South African Human Rights Day was declared a national holiday when the ANC was elected as the government with Nelson Mandela as the first democratically elected leader. Parliament's role on this day is to empower the people so that the democratic processes becomes known to all South Africans.