World AIDS Day commemorated in style

Motivational speakers excited and inspired children at Honeydew Toyota Halfway when Nosipho Signoria Hashe (NSH) Youth Development hosted its Skip a Meal event, 1 December 2020, to commemorate World AIDS Day with the orphans.

Every year on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for those living with and affected by HIV and to remember the millions who lost their lives to AIDS.

“It is necessary to teach children about a healthy lifestyle,” said NSH Founder Nosipho Hashe, “because they should know how to protect themselves from HIV and AIDS. There are many children without parents, and this year we decided to spend a day with them and show some love. From the little that we get from our sponsors, we saw it important to include Thandanani House of Refuge orphanage in this year’s World AIDS Day commemorations.”

During the day, local artists including Rjay, Tito Khoza Jackson, Kufuff Director, Kaymow and Stesh2million entertained the children.

“I was so happy to see the children so excited,” said Jabulile Mlanjana of Thandanani House of Refuge. “The commemorations were successful and we are grateful to be included this year. 2020 has been so tough, but we are thankful for NSH, Toyota and other sponsors who managed to inspire our children on this day.”

Hashe, who also does beauty pageantry, said a lot of events are being planned to uplift the community next year.

“We are planning to do a Johannesburg brands exposure and cultural festival in April,” she said. “We will also do a Johannesburg North pageant in September. We will do all the events at Halfway Toyota Honeydew. The aim is to uplift the community and expose talent.

 “We have been doing Mr and Miss Cosmo City for the past eight years, but we have been facing some challenges, Hashe said. “One big challenge is that there are different organisations that are now doing the same concept. The disappointing thing is that those organisers were crowned by NSH. We do not like it because it has brought so much confusion in the community.”

She added that her organisation is in need of transport and equipment like video camera, sound, and T-shirt printers.

Hashe thanked the sponsors who made the event successful:Halfway Toyota Honeydew, B2P Funeral Services, Hartes Boat Company, Romans Pizza, DM Creationz, Game Twisters, New North TV and Azania Digital Radio. 8����� �

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