Despite overcast skies and drizzly weather, kombis and buses from as far as Mokopane, Lebowakgomo, Solomondale, Ga-Mothiba, Mankweng and Seshego delivered the youth on time for the Church On The Hill (Coth) Polokwane Branch Youth of Honour and Vision (YOHAV) 2018 Youth Programme launch hosted at Plot Number 2 Dalmada recently.
Malesela Maubane, on behalf of Coth Polokwane, stated in a media release that the venue was a hive of activity and that not less than 400 young people attended the event.
“Coth Polokwane’s grounds were painted blue and white as the youth heeded the t-shirts and blue jeans dress code for an amazing and action packed day. The day commenced with a morning devotion led by Mpho Magwabeni, member of Coth Polokwane, an architect and Capricorn FM presenter, followed by praise and worship,” Maubane said.
According to Maubane, programme directors Kwenisto Makgakga and Percia ‘Modellina’ Maahlo held it down for the day and kept the crowd asking for more.
Amogelang Liebenberg, Chairperson of the YOHAV Committee is quoted to have said that the launch was a culmination of various activations at the Seshego Campus of Capricorn TVET College, Waterberg TVET College Lebowakgomo and the University of Limpopo. “We have indeed touched our generation and we are revived, as the youth from respective townships, villages and Polokwane surroundings are more than willing to come back,” Liebenberg reportedly said.
“Inspirational talks and speeches from Miss Limpopo 2018, Gail Mokwatlo, Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2017 finalist and businesswoman, Refilwe Mogale and FNB Financial Advisor, Martin Banda focused on self-grooming and self-awareness in all spheres of life,” Maubane added.
Nhlanhla Qwabe, MTN SA Chief Human Resources Officer and Coth Durban Senior Pastor, informed on how to carefully climb the corporate ladder as a youngster and how to stay rooted in the faith and ministry.
“Molemo ‘Jub Jub’ Maarohanye poured his heart out and shared his own experiences about substance abuse, life in prison and how that can totally rearrange one’s life. Maarohanye brought the house down with performances of his popular songs including ‘Ndikhokhele’, ‘Phind’ Ukhulume’ and the latest single ‘Awesome God’, whilst he liked it so much at Coth Polokwane that he was able to attend the Sunday service and perform again during the service,” Maubane reported and added that the youth then engaged in a series of sporting activities such as soccer, table tennis and swing-ball aimed at creating a strong bond amongst them.
“It was overall a very insightful event, and Liebenberg thanked Coth Polokwane Senior Pastors and spiritual parents, Vusi and Molatelo Mashabane for their presence during the event whilst recognising the organising committee, church leaders, members and all youth for their attendance and support.
Story: BARRY VILJOEN