Environment and heritage celebrated

Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation had a week of Heritage Day activities, and community projects with schools to mark Arbor and Heritage Month which are both commemorated during September.

Project manager Kyle Luke Cupido said representatives of the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute had also held a reading activity for their aftercare kids, as part of the Heritage Day celebration.

Children in Vrygrond had been taught how to plant shrubs.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ms Maxeke who was the first black South African woman to graduate with a university degree.

Mr Cupido said on the eve of Heritage Day they had also had a dress-up and tree planting event with the children who were part of their early childhood development (ECD) programme and also donated indigenous trees and shrubs to the Vrygrond Reading Centre to beautify the grounds around their centre.

Kyle Cupido, project manager of Where Rainbows Meet is teaching the learners the importance of plant life.

Mr Cupido said the aim of the events was to grow “the spirit of giving, involving the learners of both Capricorn Primary and Lavender Hill High schools respectively by educating learners on the importance of plant life and how it relates to their heritage”.

“They planted trees along with the pupils whom they have handed the responsibility over to, to take care of the trees as part of preserving their heritage at the school,” he added.