The 16th of June 1976 is very significant to the youth of Tembisa because, it symbolises the strength and power that young people have when they want bring change in the challenges they facing. Although young people today might be dealing with different challenges from the ones of 1976, but the struggle is still the same, we thriving for better education, better jobs and better living conditions. Young people will be forever thankful to the youth of 1976 for paving a way for us to have our voices heard. Usually at Bacoc Youth Day is celebrated at the Tembisa branch, having a services with speakers to speak on the events of 16 June 1976, the challenges we are facing currently as young people and motivation on how to tackle those challenges.
This year however, they have decided to do things differently and not have a service at church to celebrate Youth Day on June 16, but they planned an outing to go and visit the Apartheid museum in Johannesburg. This will be an educational trip and a way of touching base with the history of South Africa, and celebrating those who sacrificed their lives for us to have a better looking future.
The youth of Bacoc continueS to celebrate this day on Sunday the 17th of June at church, where the whole service will be conducted by the young people. The worship team together with some members of the church will be wearing school uniform in celebration of the day, but they are not stopping there, throughout the month of June they have been responsible for being in charge of the Sunday services and making sure the services bring the youthful and energetic spirit the young people have.