HOPE Cape Town, a non-profit organisation providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, dedicated their time in honour of Mandela Day, feeding the children of the Blikkiesdorp community in Delft, Cape Town.
"We expected to feed around 400 children, but ended up feeding over 600 children. Fortunately, with donations from Hastens Beds South Africa and HOPE Cape Town ambassador, Katlego Maboe, we had enough porridge for everyone. We also gave each child a rain jacket and a party pack with juice, chips, sweets and other goodies," HOPE Cape Town donor relations manager, Fahim Docrat, said.
"Communities like Blikkiesdorp need all the help they can get from government and wider society. They are truly impoverished and HOPE Cape Town's programmes in the community seek to improve nutrition and the general quality of life while also focussing on upskilling individuals and facilitating access to health care. We encourage others to do their bit to also positively impact and make a difference in the lives of the needy. This was Madiba's vision and the true spirit of Ubuntu," Docrat said.
It was a day with all hands on deck including HOPE Cape Town staff, visitors from Germany and the USA and HOPE Cape Town ambassador, Kia Johnson, who was very moved by the kids.