This story and others like it will have repercussions far into the future, unless our current and prospective leaders speak out against xenophobia. We need them to do this strongly and regularly, in the media and on the streets. We need them to make us proud to be South Africans again.
At SOS Children’s Villages we have a programme to empower young people, called YouthCan! We leverage corporate partnerships to support young people to successfully manage the transition from school to independent adulthood.
On returning home from school, the children from the SOS Children’s Village in Cape Town were surprised to see a DJ booth had been set up. They were even more surprised when Martin Garrix appeared. The chart-topping Dutch DJ/Producer, who is an International Friend of SOS Children’s Villages, stopped by the Village before performing at two concerts in South Africa.