17 February 2018


THE OFFICIAL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER

Add Hope donates R60 000 to a Rustenburg charity

by: Lizzy Moletsane   date: 02 february 2018

Add Hope and KFC have donated R60 000 to the Kwena Mosadi Charity in Bobuantswa village in Phokeng outside Rustenburg to help fund the organisation’s feeding scheme.

Kwena Mosadi Community Centre is a community based non-profit organization that initiated a feeding scheme project from their premises in Bobuantswa. 

Manager of Kwena Mosadi Charity, Stella Katenta, said due to high levels of unemployment and poverty, there are a lot of poor households with hungry children and neglected elderly people who are unable to feed themselves. 

“This is how the community centre’s feeding scheme and soup kitchen came about to help the people in the community. The centre aims at feeding approximately 200 children – offering them a meal after school as they sometimes have nothing to eat at home. The need for more funding towards this is great,” Katenta said. 

She said the charity still needs more assistance like getting a carpet, shade, swings and other items that can assist the children and has asked for public donations. 

Boitumelo Mologetso, Iponeng Katenta and Mapula Motsoadi are also involved with the charity along with volunteers who dedicate their time in the afternoons to assist learners with homework.

The Add Hope initiative has grown to support sustainable feeding programmes across South Africa, partnering with 138 national and local organisations to provide for over 120 000 children, like the children at Kwena Mosadi with nutritious meals daily. The money is raised through R2 donations from KFC customers, combined with KFC contributions.

KFC Public Affairs Director for Africa and Add Hope champion, Thabisa Mkhwanazi, said KFC and its customers have raised over R400 million since 2009 for the charity scheme. 

“But there is still a long way to go as more than half of all South Africans live in poverty, with one in five children suffering from stunted growth and learning difficulties due to hunger and malnutrition. So the situation remains critical. The more we can raise, the more children we can help, creating a more positive future for all of us,” Mkhwanazi said.