The children came home with the biggest smiles I have ever seen.
- Karen from Youth Empowerment Organisation
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Event details



When:
27 October 2018

Time:
10:55 - 13:55

Where:
Atlantic Seaboard

Beneficiary:
Bruce Ottery Community Centre

Volunteer:
Sisanda volunteers

hApPy PiXeLs! #snap!



Lights…camera… Funday!

30 wonderful children from the Ottery Bruce Community Centre in Lotus River joined us for a day of "photo-fun"!
These camera-savvy children attended 7 weeks of Photography Classes. They independently decided to commit themselves to the course offered every Wednesday afternoon of the week. This is an effective and fun way to keep kids off the streets.

Sisanda volunteer and professional videographer Luke van Rensburg not only gave them his expertise, but his time and shared his passion. "Audio Lens" V&A Waterfront kindly sponsored 30 disposable cameras for the day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
After weeks of training the dedicated teens could put their skills to the test.

Early morning Peter our famous bus-driver collected the kids from the Ottery Bruce Community Centre. They were waiting eagerly. Apparently the centre's security guard had to send some of the early birds home as they were an hour early! The photo-journey began with the big, reliable Golden Arrow Bus being the first of many photos taken.

Together with the energetic "English One" volunteers we took some snapshots of the stadium. We then explored the visual delights of the Sea Point Promenade (shortly dipped our toes into the ocean), followed by a delicious lunch at the Santa Anna Spur at the V&A waterfront. The staff is always so lovely and forthcoming. A huge thank you to the staff and Spur for hosting us once again.

Last but not least, THANK YOU LUKE! Our veteran photography volunteer. Sisanda and the kids from the Ottery Centre are so grateful that you entered the World of Sisanda. We appreciate you for giving us your time and sharing your passion with kindness. (The next course will hopefully start soon.) :)

The photos taken by the kids will be uploaded soon...watch this space.

*The NLC relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act guides the way in which NLC funding may be allocated. The intention of NLC funding is to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities; arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLC contributes to South Africa’s development.



Pictures from the day