Feeding scheme puts out SOS

2011-03-01 00:00

THE Gamalakhe Feeding project has seen Dumisani Mzameko feeding children in the area for the last 11 years, and he has now appealed to the public to help him keep the programme going.

Mzameko accommodates around 120 children who arrive at his house every day. What started out as a singing class that taught fundamental Christian values soon turned into a feeding scheme, which Mzameko says he could not ignore.

“I just identified a need and now every day we feed them,” said Mzameko.

“The needs will never be 100% met and some days we do not have food, but this is my calling and on those days we pray really hard for food.”

Mzameko, who declared that he would die for this cause, said members of the public have been very willing and extremely helpful until now.

The Shelly Beach Lions and many churches in the area have also given assistance.

Mzameko also ministers to prisoners and has built houses on his property that he hopes will accommodate children in desperate need of a place to stay.

“Sometimes we have instances where these children do not want to go home at the end of the day,” he said.

“Many of them come from very difficult homes and what we do here is very important to them.”

If anybody would like to help the Gamalakhe feeding project in any way, they should call Dumisani Mzameko at 072 244 0768 or Lloyd Burnard at 074 131 1732.

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