Games against discrimination

Since early this year KCC has been partnering with a new project called Asina Valo. Together they hosted an exciting sports and games tournament and made it a unique day.

The kids had been practising for a long time in advance to get ready for the special day and staff had been busy with preparations. Finally, on April 8 it all paid off. The ground was packed with over 300 children, adolescents and young adults who came to participate in the different tournaments. Celebrating tolerance and respect for each other the day was dominated by joy and good moods.

Even other organizations came to have a look at what KCC is doing. They got a good impression of the huge variety of activities that are done and offered at KCC. Have a look at the photos to share some of the great moments of this wonderful day.

Asina Valo is a Zulu expression meaning 'no fear'. The Asina Valo LGBTI movement wants to raise awareness and gives lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people a voice. It says 'no discrimination, no judgement, no rejection and no punishment' regardless of one's sexual orientation. It was Kgomotso who started the Asina Valo movement: >>There was a kid who used to come to me for advice saying: "At home I am forced to wear a skirt and they take me to church." This took me to a corner to start this movement because I am a Christian and therefore I am to help people.<<

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It has been a big event for quite some years now. Even this year KCC invited people to take part in commemorating the youth who rose up on 16 of June 41 years ago.

Since early this year KCC has been partnering with a new project called Asina Valo. Together they hosted an exciting sports and games tournament and made it a unique day.

On the 23rd of April KCC was invited by SABC and the Turkish embassy to perform at their annual children's day event at the embassy. They invited 30 kids and 10 staff members to take part in the festivities.

Last Wednesday, November 30, one day before World AIDS day the dance group of Kgomotso Children Centre was invited to Setshaba Research Centre to perform live on SABC 2's morning live news.

Last week, after a long time of waiting Kgomotso Children Centre finalized its latest extension. The new shelter in front of the building and a new sink will improve the situation of the centre.

Today, Kgomotso Children Centre was on the road making its mark on several occasions. They auditioned for SABC's morning live news, won prizes at a talent competition and shoot a documentary with Plus Fab.

Another great day for Kgomotso Children Centre. On saturday, 06 August, they performed in a talent show. They won competitions in junior dance and poetry and were runners-up in singing.

The KCC United girls soccer team won their first soccer tournament, yesterday. The event organized by Soshanguve Local Drug Action Committee saw the girls of KCC win their first trophy.

At the end of February, KCC hosted another workshop for girls. It was supported by Grant Kekana Foundation which had linked up with KCC at the end of last year and Tshwane Township Kids.

With the numbers of boys and girls constantly rising KCC came up with a new idea to make sure nobody is forgotten. Starting this year every child will be celebrated on its birthday month.