Aids Day awareness event in New Horizon

New Horizon neighbourhood watch members, from left, are Garnet Van Zyl, Renash Blaauw, Saadiqah Ganief, Chadwin Gurling and Kaylin Blaauw.

The New Horizon Neighbourhood Watch hosted its Annual World Aids Day (December 1) outreach programme on the Starling Weaver field, in New Horizon Pelican Park, on Wednesday December 9.

World Aids Day is commemorated annually on December 1.

Treasurer of the watch, Saadiqah Ganief, said the aim was to create HIV/Aids awareness and to” know your status” and support system.

“We as a neighbourhood watch want to serve and uplift our community as our motto says.

“We brought all services to the community for the community. In attendance was the Pelican Park Community Day Centre for all clinical testing; Sassa Wynberg, Department of Social Development, Department of Correctional Services, Reality Learning SA, Grassy Park Community Police Forum and Grassy Park SAPS,” she said.

Ms Ganief said Grassy Park SAPS Station Commander Colonel Dawood Laing and Linda Fortuin from the Department of Correctional Services were among those who spoke at the event.

“We received informative speeches from all service providers. The residents were able to enquire of all unanswered concerns that they needed information about.”