TESSA DOOMS | Violent crime, inhumanity point to shaken foundations of community life

Ekujuleni project in Soweto a heart-warming reminder our spirit of humanity still alive and well

Tessa Dooms Columnist

Most African communities can relate to the proverb, “It takes the whole village to raise a child”. Although its origins are not traceable, people born and raised in African villages or even in peri-urban townships can immediately resonate with the sentiment and meaning the folk saying conveys.

To say it takes a village to raise a child, is to say that the healthy and full development of people is a whole society activity. It takes a volley of well-intentioned people and active institutions to contribute to the making of children and adults who are grounded and empathetic people ready to make positive contributions to society...

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