SAS SALDANHA Assists with Annual Kids Holiday
Article and photos by S Lt R.B. Grootboom
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How many of
you have ever heard someone saying “…the youth of today
is the future of tomorrow…”? I’m sure there is nobody
who hasn’t at some stage in their life heard these words
being uttered. Some could even say it’s a cliché, but
cliché’s are often there for the simple reason that it
has some truth to it.
youth of today are in fact the future of South Africa
tomorrow, it is important to cultivate them into
creative and innovative thinkers able to one day lead
this nation and develop breakthrough medicines or who
knows, even become the new “King of Pop”.
The Kids Holiday Program banner
all of this is of course very hypothetical, but just
think about the difference you can make in a child’s
life by simply being a positive example to him or her.
Inspiring and encouraging them to push boundaries or do
things that were never possible before. With the future
(our children) anything is possible.
26 – 29 June 2012 SAS SALDANHA assisted the West Coast
Community Church with their annual Kids Holiday Program.
A week during which children aged 6 – 13 years, from the
local Saldanha area are encouraged to dream big and are
cultivated into adults that are fearless and confident.
Fearless in the knowing that the world is their oyster
and all they need to do is to work hard and tap into
their inner strength then anything in life is possible
The theme for
this year was “Reach for your Dream” and children were
encouraged to never give up on their dreams or future
aspirations. Chaplain T. Mara from the Military Academy
told kids the story of Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10), a
short man in the Bible, whose dream was to see Jesus and
with perseverance and innovative thinking his dream was
realized. With that he concluded to them that God makes
the impossible possible.
four-day period the children had a set program ranging
from story time, dancing and playing potted sports. The
SAS SALDANHA Physical Training Instructors had their
hands full with the kids who jumped around and ran like
it was the Olympics. The week was a successful venture
and children walked away knowing that there are people
out there in the community who care about their well
being and who want to see them succeed.
The program coordinator Cillian O'Neil with some of her
team members and kids attending the program