by Thabang Kuaho, Rekord East, August 17, 2015
The 2015 edition of Feast of the Clowns highlights the plight of children living in the inner-city.

Themed ‘And A Child Shall Lead’ the 2015 Feast of the Clowns to highlight the plight of children living in the inner-city came to an end on Saturday.

The annual week-long festival sought to raise awareness about social issues affecting children living in the city and to encourage stakeholders to create a vibrant and healthy city for children.

Feast of the Clowns is an initiative of the Tshwane Leadership Foundation and the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Contextual Ministry and various organisations in the city.

It teaches children about their rights and how to exercise them as well as gives them a platform to be effect change to their communities.

This year, former Constitutional Court judge, Albie Sachs joined about 1 500 in this march from the University of Pretoria to highlight the rights of children.

Scenes from Sachs’ book The Soft Vengeance of a Freedom Fighter were shot for film.

The day ended with musicians performing at the Burgers Park

[Originally published in Rekord East]