August 28, 2014

Star singer visits W’aria


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Anais was the guest of honour at annual Westonaria Youth Coffee Club’s women’s tea event.

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Members of the Westonaria Youth Coffee Club got a little more during the annual Women’s Tea where SA singer Anais was the guest of honour.

As always, brains, fashion and beauty was the order of the day.

No longer overseen by Westonaria Library, the dynamic group of teens of the club decided not to let the programme die a sudden death – that is why Soné Schmidt proactively took charge.

By involving a patron of this group, local pastor Yolandi Benadé, young adults from Westonaria, Bekkersdal, Simunye and Randfontein were informed on how the decisions they make can have a ripple effect on their lives.

But it was not all gloom and doom as Benadé showed how leading a life adding value to the community also can benefit the individual.

She congratulated Schmidt and other youngsters for their continuous effort in supporting the less fortunate in the community through their work.

Through her network of associates Schmidt highlighted the importance that women should be celebrated every day. Janene Potgieter and Denise Mellett from Making Faces at Infinite Faith and Lifeline Ambassador Anais used their own personal experiences and life stories to speak about the complexities our youth faces and how to find the inner strength to overcome such challenges.

The work of these local youngsters reaches far beyond the West Rand as a donation also was made by the local youth to Anais’ Be Your Dream Foundation, which helps deserving youth throughout SA to obtain education opportunities.

The event communicated an affirmative message that teenage participation in the community plays an important role in creating out of school activities, keeping children and young adults off the streets, all while seeking to cope with everyday problems.