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George Municipality Celebrates Khomanani Day

In the photograph are at the back officials from the George Municipality, Khanyisile Fortuin, Special Events and Vulnerable Population Coordinator, Willbedine Jordaan, Acting HIV and AIDS Coordinator and Veronique Ferndale Nutritional Centres Coordinator with some of the beneficiaries that received hampers and blankets on the day.

The Community Development HIV and Aids subsection celebrated Khomanani Day at Pacaltsdorp Community Hall recently by hosting a formal informative event and gifted some of the most vulnerable members of the community with food parcels and blankets.

Khomanani Day is a national social mobilization campaign focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS promoting community action, partnership, and awareness. This day is annually celebrated on the 26th of October, supporting, and caring for those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS, with the theme “Spread Love and Solidarity to Build Stronger Communities”.

Motivational speaker, Ruzanne van Beulen, spoke to the community members attending on how to live a healthy lifestyle while going through whatever circumstances you are facing in life. A drama group, consisting of youngsters from Parkdene, demonstrated how to have compassion and how to treat your fellow human being living with a disease like HIV and AIDS.

The George Municipality HIV and Aids subsection gifted vulnerable members of the community with 50 food parcels and 70 blankets, including children.