Lephalale teens rock

Kyle (left) with Heal the Hood

LEPHALALE — Monday 20 to Friday 24 February was an extremely inspiring week for the teenagers in Lephalale. Ga-Seleka Community Hall literally erupted when nine hundred grade 7 to 12 pupils, attended the first Heal the Hood show. Traditional Councillors Mr Mocheko and Mr Molokomme also attended the show and the highlight was when Lephalale FM DJ’s Catch-Vibe and Ratlou performed their live show from this venue.
On Tuesday 21 February around 500 pupils from various schools in the community were transported to Thabo Mbeki Community Hall to attend the show. The surprise visit from Phalala Circuit Managers, Mr Mokobane and Mr Ledwaba was overwhelming and the children enjoyed every moment.
On a very wet Wednesday, it was the Mokuruanyane Thusong Centre that rocked, and on Thursday, Hoërskool Ellisras had the opportunity to see the group in action. Head Master Mr Campbell surprised them with a speech where he thanked Heal the Hood for their wonderful work amongst the youth of South Africa.
The last show on Friday was at Phegelelo Secondary School.
Heal the Hood touched the hearts of almost three thousand pupils, and it was sad to see them leave on Saturday morning. They left memories behind that will last a lifetime.
Kyle McDonald, a grade 8 learner from Hoërskool Ellisras was challanged to complete a community project before the 31st of March after he was chosen to join the first International Leadership Academy in Lephalale. In order to meet his challenge he brought Heel the Hood, the heroes of South Africa, to Lephalale to help Lephalale’s teenagers to find a sense of selfworth.
Kyle thanks all the wonderful people who contributed to the success of his outreach. “Without them, this wonderful experience would never have happened. The Lephalale community is a community to be proud of” he said.

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