COMMUNITY BUILDING

Lanterns of Hope: Reintegrating and rebuilding community

The children of Bertrams were brought together to the CDP Centre for trust building activities. Local South African children and those of Foreign Nationals, still experiencing the trauma of the attacks and having witnessed what adults had done to each other and their families, were supported and given a space to find each other to learn to be together again. The fear associated with their experiences has not totally dissipated now, and programmes are still as much needed as before. The CDP will raise support to run another Children's Lanterns Festival where they discuss living together, make large and beautiful lanterns and walk safely through the streets, singing and inviting residents to join them, to the park to hold a musical celebration.