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Human Rights Day

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Protecting Human Rights!

Human Rights Day is a public holiday in South Africa that is celebrated annually on March 21st. It commemorates the Sharpeville Massacre, which occurred on March 21, 1960.

Human Rights Day has special meaning for South Africa because the country has a history of human rights violations and the struggle for freedom and equality. It is a day to remember the sacrifices made by those who fought against apartheid and to celebrate the progress that has been made in building a more just and equal society.

The Sharpeville Massacre on March 21, 1960, was a defining moment in South Africa’s struggle for human rights.  Human Rights Day, therefore, commemorates this tragedy and honours those who lost their lives fighting for human rights and equality.

After years of struggle and international pressure, apartheid officially ended in South Africa in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela as the country’s first black president. Since then, South Africa has worked to build a society based on democracy, equality, and human rights.

Celebrating Human Rights Day!

Human Rights Day is an opportunity for South Africans to reflect on the progress that has been made in promoting and protecting human rights in the country, as well as to recommit to the ongoing work of ensuring that everyone’s human rights are respected and upheld. It is a time to celebrate the diversity of South Africa’s people and cultures, and to remember that respect for human rights is essential for building a peaceful, just, and prosperous society.

There are many ways that kids and families can celebrate Human Rights Day. Here are some ideas:

Learn about human rights: Take some time to learn about human rights and why they are important. You can read books or watch videos that explain what human rights are and why they matter.

Watch a movie: There are many movies that tell the stories of people who have fought for human rights. You can watch one of these movies with your family and discuss the issues raised in the film.

Create art: You can create art that celebrates human rights. For example, you could draw pictures of people from different cultures and backgrounds, or make posters that promote equality and respect.

Attend a human rights event: Many organizations hold events on Human Rights Day to raise awareness about human rights issues. You can attend one of these events as a family to learn more about these issues and show your support.

Volunteer: You can volunteer with an organization that works to promote human rights in your community. This could involve helping out at a food bank, organizing a fundraiser, or participating in a campaign to make kids aware of their rights.

Have a family discussion: Have a discussion with your family about human rights and what they mean to you. You can talk about the different human rights issues that are important to each member of your family and how you can work together to promote and protect these rights.

Remember, celebrating Human Rights Day is not just about one day – it’s about making a commitment to promoting and protecting human rights all year round.

It’s never too early or too late to begin having conversations with your child about what their rights are and how we must never forget our past or the people who changed our futures for us in South Africa.

Now for another wonderfully yummy recipe:

Best Buddies Banana Sushi!


Sprinkles Sushi:

1 banana

2 squares dark chocolate

1 tbsp sprinkles

Disco Ball Sushi:

1 banana

2 squares dark chocolate

1 tbsp silver balls

Coconut Sushi:

1 banana

1.5 tbsp Nutella chocolate spread

1.5 tbsp shredded coconut

Rice Krispie Sushi:

1 banana

1.5 tbsp nut butter

3 tbsp rice krispies


This recipe is so easy and I figured it would be perfect during the holidays!

Peel the bananas and place them on a plate or board.

For the Sprinkles and Disco ball Sushi, melt the chocolate and pour it on top of the bananas. Add the sprinkles or silver balls on top and place in the fridge until set.

For the Coconut and Rice Krispie Sushi, spread the Nutella onto the top of the bananas and then roll them in the shredded coconut or rice krispies.

Serve straight away.

I hope you enjoyed my Blog. I can’t wait to share some more information and fun ideas with you to keep the kiddies happy, healthy and strong!

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In the Cub Class your baby will be stimulated according to his /
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Our environment is secure, kept clean and sanitized throughout
and will provide your little one with the utmost comfort.

Activities offered

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motor development needs while strengthening their
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Activities offered

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• Music ring
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