At the end of the year and just before KCC closes its doors for the holiday season, children, their parents and staff came together to celebrate their achievements of 2017.
For a few years now the awards day at KCC has been the last event of the year. It is a day where Kids get rewarded for what they have achieved. It is a day of awards over awards which are handed out to the children - and this year to parents, staff, and supporters, as well.
It all opened up with a motivational speech about the big role KCC plays in the community. The speaker motivated kids to continue to study hard and make use of the support they get at KCC. She concluded that children and parents can be fortunate to have a centre like KCC.
Then, children got their awards. They were rewarded for taking part in the choir, drama, and dance groups which had been performing successfully in different competitions and events. The girls' netball team and boys' soccer team got awards as well as one child per class for extraordinary performance in English and Maths class from grade one to grade twelve. Staff received an award for taking care of the children. For the first time this year three parents were awarded for helping out at the children centre. Companies, organisations, and individuals who had been assisting KCC financially, with in-kind donations or by speaking at events were awarded for their support.
Moreover, on the criteria of year performance and good behavior kids themselves had nominated and voted for each other. So, in the end, KCC crowned its senior and junior kings and queens: Lethabo, Gosi, Ntokozo, and Sphiwe were the lucky ones.
After a day of thanks and praises a sleepover for kids topped off the day. The big news, however, came a few days later when school reports dropped in: All kids have passed their classes and advance to the next grade. No kid has failed this year, no kid is left behind.