05 April 2019
Children's Parliament visits George Junior Council
The Nelson Mandela Child Parliamentarians, accompanied by the Child Ambassador, Lonwabo Gade (15) from Mitchel’s Plain, Cape Town and administration officials from the Western Cape Government’s Premier’s Office, and Social Development recently visited George and the Junior City Council. The Children’s parliament is a salute to Madiba. Children have always occupied a special place in Mandela’s heart and within his first year as President of South Africa, he launched the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund as a sign of his commitment to the wellbeing of children. Since the inauguration of the children’s parliament in 2011, the parliament has been held annually, to celebrate Tata Madiba’s values and commitment to the children of South Africa by giving children a platform to discuss issues that affect them, according to Nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com. The parliamentarians visited Child and Youth Care Centres and had a full session with the Junior City Council of George.
Photo1: Here are all the stakeholders during the visit with the George Junior City Council of George
Photo2: Lonwabo Gade, Child Ambassador of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament, was delighted to receive a friendly gesture in the form of flowers from Junior Council Deputy Mayor, Nikita Labuschagne (17) from Outeniqua High School.Last published 05 April 2019