As many times before, IMR Hamburg gladly took a part in sponsoring a local community. This time, it was on the Youth Day 2015.

Delmas municipality hosted a Youth Assembly to coach the youth in terms of opportunities of empowerment that are available for them at both public and private sectors. For this occasion, IMR Hamburg shared Wind Breakers to the delegates as a token of gratitude.

The Youth Day, also known as The Soweto Uprising, were a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Soweto’s schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans by the apartheid regime as the medium of instruction in local schools. The said protests escalated to other parts of the country and a substantial number of students were killed and injured on the said day.

When the democratic government was voted into power in 1994, it declared June 16 as a Public Holiday and dedicated the entire month of June as a “Youth Month”. From then on year after year, government celebrates and/or commemorates the happenings of 16 June 1976 with the youth on various programmes that are aimed at youth empowerment.