The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department staff members donated food parcels, clothes, sanitary pad and baby toys to Tshwaraganang children’s home in Hammanskraal Temba near unit D.
The staff members also washed blankets, did the gardens and also cooked for the children.
Tshwaraganang children’s home is a Non-governmental Organizations started in 2002 with the aim to look after Orphans, children who are neglected by parents and also those who are abused. The center accommodates children from 0-18 years and currently has 57 children in the center.
Mr Thozi Faba, the Deputy Director-General Corporate Services at the Department said Nelson Mandela Day is about making a difference in other’s lives.
“Every year we choose a needy orphanage, homes for the disabled or old age home and this year we chose Tshwaraganang Children’s Home. By doing so, we are following in Tata Nelson Mandela’s footsteps,” he said.
Ms Itebogeng Hippacia Ntuli, a staff memer from Cogta and also a resident of Temba who organised the outreach said, ” I felt that it is important to take Mandela Day to my community, because I am passionate about social responsibility and particularly because caring for is someting close to my heart.”
Mis Cathrine Sepato, the Founder of Tshwaraganang children’s home said “I feel honored and blessed for the children to have been selected by government stakeholders for Nelson Mandela celebration.
“I would like to thank every hand that has participated in making a difference to our Orphanage, however, I am disappointed that we only receive this gesture only during Mandela Day. I wish sponsors could help us with something sustainable instead of thinking of us only during Mandela Day,” she said.