Media Alert: Minister Mbombo to Visit the Knysna High School MOD Centre
Tomorrow, 10 July 2014, Cultural Affairs and Sport Minister, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, will be visiting one of our Mass Participation Opportunity and Development (MOD) Centres in Knysna.
The idea behind our MOD centres is to ensure that learners have a place where they can play sport, participate in cultural activities and study after school hours. We currently have181 MOD centres across the Western Cape.
There is a clear demand for safe spaces for young people in the province, where they are kept off the streets and away from drugs, alcohol and gangs. That is why the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has undertaken to opening all our MOD centres during school holidays as well.
DCAS currently has MOD centres in all nine education districts of the province, each equipped with well-trained and accredited coaches. They offer a variety of sports codes which include: netball, volleyball, table tennis, soccer and rugby.
The Minister’s aim is to visit every single MOD centre in the province so to ensure that the vision of creating a socially inclusive, creative and active environment that will be conducive for learning for our young people is brought to life.
Date: 10 July 2014
Venue: Knysna High School MOD centre: Sunridgestraat, Hornlee, Knysna.