Hangberg non-profit Fisher Women for Change is using Heritage Day on Monday September 24 to teach children to care for the environment.
The organisation will be staging a heritage clean-up campaign for 150 children, focusing on the area around Mariner’s Wharf, Fish on the Rocks restaurant and the Seaview flats in Hangberg.
The City of Cape Town has also agreed to remove all rubbish collected.
“We feel this initiative is important. Our kids are born, bred and fed in this fishing community, and since the coastline is part of their heritage, they must understand why it is important to keep it clean,” said the organisation’s Michelle Yon.
“There are more tourists coming to Hout Bay now, so we want to show them that we are making a difference to lure investment here.”
She is also appealing to members of the public to donate hot dogs, snacks and juices for the children, who will be supervised by 10 adults on the day.
The event will take place from 10am to 1.30pm.
Fisher Women for Change has also joined forces with avid trail runner Innes Smith, the owner of The Vine restaurant in Main Road, to launch the Youth for Change Trail Running Club.
Last Saturday, September 15, the children were taken on a run on the mountains surrounding Hout Bay, followed by an afternoon of fun activities at The Vine.
The new trail running club will be launched in Hangberg at noon tomorrow, Saturday September 22.
“We are appealing to all registered NPOs working with the youth to partner with us on our initiatives,” Ms Yon said.
She can be contacted on 074 285 5473 or firstname.lastname@example.org