The Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, will close the Third National Youth Camp currently taking place at the 3 South African Infantry Battalion, next to Kimberly in the Northern Cape Province.
Hosted in partnership with the Department of Defence and Military Veterans, the National Youth Camp has brought together young people across race, ethnicity, gender, class and language from all nine provinces with the aim of promoting national identity, nation building, social cohesion, patriotism and active citizenry among young people of South Africa under the theme “Youth of South Africa, history makers and legends of the future.”
Over the past eight days the youth have participated in a number of sessions aimed at shaping them into empowered community leaders who will go back to their respective communities and be agents of change. The young people are expected to share some of the ideas they hope to implement in their respective communities with Minister Dlamini.
The Minister is also expected to talk to the youngsters about the dangers of alcohol and drug use as we head into the festive season.
Members of the media are invited to closing ceremony the Youth Camp, which will take place as follows:
Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Place: 3 South African Infantry Battalion, near Kimberly in the Northern Cape Province.
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SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS