Training up Young People to Care for creation

 

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CARING FOR CREATION – EQUIPPING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

An enthusiastic group of 36 Sunday School teachers and youth leaders gathered at St Paul’s, Rondebosch for training on how to incorporate Care for Creation into their programmes.

The workshop, jointly hosted by the Diocesan Youth Council and Green Anglicans introduced the leaders to the new Youth Manual ‘Caring for Creation ‘ and the Sunday School book “Ryan the Rhino – the story of creation”

Rev Rachel started the day with an overview of the impact of Climate Change and Environmental Degradation on Southern Africa. Participants said they felt sad, scared and guilty about what we are doing to this earth.

We then were introduced to some of the fun activities geared at Sunday School or Holiday Clubs.

JP Roberts led the group through the interactive session using the new manual.  Participants shared some of the enormous challenges in their communities, from violence, crime and environmental neglect. Children walk through rubbish on a daily basis and there are no safe places to play.

The workshop ended with a picnic under the trees – we are very appreciative of the hospitality of St Paul’s Church!

 

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