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​2011-12-07: Children to celebrate at big birthday bash

THE City of Johannesburg's Human Development - Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Unit - will be hosting its annual Mayoral Every Child's Birthday Party for 1 300 orphaned children ranging from six to 16 years old on Saturday December 10 at the Innes Free Park in Sandton.

The children have been invited from all over Johannesburg from 118 NGOs and Early Childhood Development centres that form part of the City's ECD programmes which provide early learning services and childhood development programmes to these children.

The objectives for this event are to acknowledge that each child has a birth date and that day is celebrated and to ascertain that children who might not have a birthday celebration are given an opportunity to enjoy this day to its fullest with other children.

The event will begin at 09h00 with breakfast for children and the City of Joburg Mayor, Parks Tau. The Mayor will give a birthday message to the children while cutting the birthday cakes which have been specially made for the occasion.

Thereafter children will have fun and play on the giant jumping castles, merry-go-rounds and be entertained by different celebrities who will give live performance and play music. At lunch time each child will be presented with a gift and party pack to take home.

December 10th is the last day of Johannesburg and South Africa commemorating 16 Days of Activism for no violence against Women and Children.

For media enquiries, kindly contact:
Ms Thembelihle Radebe         
Communication Specialist
City of Joburg Public Liaison
Tel: 011-407-7353
Cell: 082 377 3747