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Spread hope and courage and to put a Smile on the faces of Senior Citizens. Celebrate the lives of people from the Senior Citizens Club that lost their lives in the recent Covid 19 period.

On 15 February 2022 meals and other activities were provided to 36 Senior Citizens the most valuable members of our community in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape.

The Senior Citizens were positively overwhelmed and each one were also given a long stem red rose.  They were Smiling with tears of joy rolling down their tender cheeks.  Ruweida, Art of Living Teacher and volunteer rendition of three songs touched the hearts of the Senior Citizens. The Senior Citizens also danced to what is called the famous line dance. The theme song for the afternoon was Smile.

In addition to Ruweidaji entertaining, we had also arranged for a local singer and guitarist to treat the Senior Citizens. Our guest speaker charged the audience with emotions of love, faith, and hope.

The Chairperson of the Senior Citizens Club in Bonteheuwel provided the vote of thanks on behalf of the Senior Citizens. Her speech was full of gratitude for IAHV. She described the event as spectacular. The Senior Citizens were Smiling and Happy.  The participants were full of grace and gratitude.

Sharing experiences from some of the Senior Citizens:

  • “I have never experienced something like this in my life before.”
  • “It was a beautiful program.”
  • “This is truly God’s grace”
  • “How come you’ll care for people so much? I am so happy that you’ll came to Bonteheuwel. We have never seen such generosity. Thank you on behalf of all of us” Chairperson Senior Citizens Club.

Based on discussions with Senior Citizens we decided on further activities in Bonteheuwel and other areas in Western Cape.  To inspire others to join in South Africa and Africa to join the Smile Senior Citizens (SSC) project and roll it out in their areas.

Project Leader – Mr. Shirish Soni | 082 419 8818