The annual Northlink Unite Against Abuse has been one of the community projects that Northlink College has done to impact the community that it serves. The third installment of the march will be taking place on Saturday 17 October at the Ravensmead Sport Grounds from 08:00.
Ravensmead and its surrounds are some of the areas that has been receiving very negative publicity regarding crime and violence, both domestic and more, and is also seen as the doorway to more gang ridden areas of the Cape Flats. This march is another opportunity to place the spotlight on abuse and help the community to know how to fight this act.
“We have seen and experienced the change in the community during the past years and believe that this third installment will just build on what has been built on in the past,” says Trish van der Merwe, Deputy Principal: Innovation and Development at Northlink. She adds that the success of this event is not only due to the work of Northlink College but also due to the support of the community. “We know that we would not have been able to make such an impact on the community of Ravensmead and the greater Cape Town area without our partners, the members of the Ravensmead and Cape Town community that been supporting this march for the past years.”
The Northlink Unite Against Abuse will start with a march from 08:00 followed by a whole day that will be dedicated to informing people on what to do and how to fight the act of abuse in their communities. There will be keynote addresses by the College, members of the community, sporting activities and so much more.