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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

KEYSHA OPPERMAN, GRADE 9

My name is Keysha Opperman and I live in Imizamo Yethu.I come from a poor background, but I know that I am lucky because I am free. People like Nelson Mandela and many others fought for our freedom and our rights. We all have a voice and a (human) right to be heard. I am proud to have been part of the mural painting for Human Right Day. On containers in the Hangberg community of Hout Bay, we painted: “Ek se, respek Hout Bay,” which translates to “I say, respect Hout Bay.” For me this means not only having respect for where we live but most importantly for all the people who live here. To not judge someone by the colour of their skin, their beliefs or where they live.

To know that we are all equal.