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HELPING HANDS INTIATIVE REACHES OUT TO THE NEEDY


    HELPING HANDS INTIATIVE REACHES OUT TO THE NEEDY

HELPING HANDS INTIATIVE REACHES OUT TO THE NEEDY
Report by: Moshoeshoe Tshediso
As part of celebrating 67 minutes of Mandela day, a group of young people from pampierstad took an initiative of uplifting young women in one of the identified schools, “helping hands” initiative seek to improve the ordinary lives of young people by providing motivational talks, and donating sanitary pads to young women.
When asked about the significance of the event, Mpho Tshazibane one of the founding members had this to say “today was a special day of giving, if a man of Mandela caliber managed to take care of all of us, then why can’t we do it as well, why can’t we lend a helping hand to the needy, it is a known fact that none of us here are related to Mandela, but he managed to take care of us as if we are of his family.” She explained
In her keynote address Nthabiseng Modukanele from the TTT Women Group emphasized the importance of young women staying true to themselves to avoid falling prey to the so -called Blessers who are constantly destroying the lives of innocent and desperate young women, fairly because of societal pressure
About 189 sanitary pads were donated and handed over to the beneficiaries whom most of them were kgomotso high school learners, and a special clothing donation for children from Ackermans was also handed over, amongst the guest were Mrs Onalenna Seriri from Marula Company in Pretoria, and Mr Bongani Mpongo who is a music directo
“we are very happy about the handing over of the donations, it means a lot to these children as they were very close to Tata’s heart, we hope that such initiatives will not stop and will continue doing the great job by providing for the needy” said one the beneficiaries on behalf of the children.
The event was graced by performances from two artists whom one of them was a 14 year old poet (Bonolo Mguye) from Retlamile Middle school who rendered a poem about her hero Nelson Mandela; the other one came from Jafta Mohlomi who also rocked the stage.
“ young people need to accept themselves and be grateful for what they have and should stop comparing themselves, as it creates an unfriendly atmosphere of pressure, people come from various backgrounds and are raised differently” said Mpho
This year marks exactly six years since Tata left the world and he would be 100 years, it goes without a fact that the old man has played his part and left his legacy and it’s for this generation now create and leave its own legacy, what kind of legacy will be left and will it be sufficient enough to be celebrated.
Itumeleng Modise (Two Mitha) also braced the event as one of the official sponsors, he was described as one the key people who have been present from day one having being approached to come on board as a sponsor and responded to the call.

Angela Matshiki could not hide her excitement following the success of the event, as it was their first attempt “the moral was a bit low in the morning thinking of how the turnover will be, but as soon as learners started to flock in the mood changed, I would like to thank all the people who came on board and supported this initiatives.” She concluded