June 16: celebrate and help children

2008-06-02 00:00

This year, celebrate Youth Day on June 16 by joining in on a campaign by Children to Children Foundation to improve the lives of orphaned children living at the Edendale Crisis Centre.

Slindile Nxumalo, campaign leader and visionary behind Children to Children, said small non-governmental organisations such as the centre struggle for funds due to not being connected with the right people.

However, she has decided to form an organisation she hopes will help address those shortcomings.

They will be rolling up their sleeves and renovating the centre with help from children in and around Pietermaritzburg.

FET College third year students training in painting, electricity, plumbing and carpentry will assist.

The renovation project starts on June 5 and will be showcased on June 16, but it won’t end there.

Nxumalo and her team plan to act as “big sister” where they can for similar organisations.

“The reason I came up with this campaign and the organisation was to encourage other citizens, especially young children, to help improve other children’s lives.”

You might say Nxumalo has come full circle — her parents died within two years of each other, and knows the wounds caused by losing a mother at an early age.

“As a child you have to live with the stigma and it takes a lot of strength, which not everyone can master alone without assistance. No one ever sat me down and asked me how this affected me.

So I don’t know if I have truly come full circle, because my emotional wounds were never attended to,” said Nxumalo.

Companies that have joined as sponsors include The Natal Witness and Garden City Motors, which will be donating a car to help raise funds.

They are also selling little bunny toys for R30, which will go towards the renovation project. For more contributions call 033 355 4145.

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