Tap-Tap and Mrs SA Finalist visit pre-school in Centurion
“I had to first give my little play-mates a chance to enjoy their long holiday and also enough time to settle in after school started again. But, we are back again and I am so excited to visit the Pretoria schools in the near future”, said Tap-Tap.
Tap-Tap’s visit to Soenêtjie Play School on 25 July was organised by Mrs. SA Finalist, Mrs. Antoinette Terblanche. Antoinette, a Top 22 finalist in the Mrs. SA competition, donates her time and efforts to educate children about cancer for the Northern Gauteng CANSA Care Centre.
Both baby Tap-Tap and “Big” Tap-Tap visited the school. Baby Tap-Tap made his appearance first with the message of cancer prevention and taught the children how to be ambassadors for their own health.
Baby Tap-Tap and his friend La-La (Lucinda Viljoen, CANSA Community Mobiliser) taught the little ones to exercise regularly; eat lots of fruit and vegetables; drink enough water and how to be SunSmart. They also told the children about the dangers of smoking, encouraging them never to smoke.
“Where is the Big Tap-Tap?” one of the little ones asked, towards the end of the show. They were all very excited to meet Big Tap-Tap for real! Big Tap-Tap finally made his appearance and he was showered with adoration and lots of hugs.
The balanced lifestyle message was clearly delivered by both Tap-Taps and we trust the little children were so excited by this that they had to tell their parents and all their friends that Tap-Tap told them that they are very precious and their health means so much.
CANSA would like to thank Antoinette and the Play School for arranging this wonderful event and giving CANSA and Tap-Tap an opportunity to promote a positive and healthy future from a very young age.
Please contact Lucinda Viljoen on 012 – 329 3036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or arrange a visit to your school.