Thursday night was a night full of emotions and joy. Last night was a night full of laughter and tears.
Thursday was our two years anniversary, and it was a very important night for Project Playground.
For me – who only spend a week at PPG – it was a moment to realize and understand that this successful project that only ran for two years still has a very long and broad history filled with ups and downs. There are so many persons behind this organization that I never heard of or met before and so much work behind every single part of this organization that I wasn’t aware of. Yesterday’s celebrations were therefore the perfect opportunity for me to catch up, ask questions and just sit back and enjoy an amazing party!
The whole staff looked completely stunning. The girls had fantastic hair and dresses, and the guys showed up in smooth and elegant suits and tuxedos. I felt kind of underdressed in my black worn-out shirt and basic school shoes, but stopped to worry when John (the chef of the evening) started to serve the first rounds of lamb and chicken. He left no one disappointed and I was stuffed to my ears.
During the evening the drama class performed a great piece of modern theatre that was followed with a beautiful xhosa dance show. These kids really know what they’re doing, and they left the crowd overwhelmed. In the end of the night my hands were bleeding, and I had a light cramp in my jaw from smiling. The love and devotion that exist within Project Playground is beyond what I could ever imagine and I am very happy and proud to be part of it.
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