Church group opens hearts

2015-08-20 06:00

Thy Kingdom Come Ministry has helped with the alleviation of suffering for Vuselela Primary School children by donating school uniform to them.

The school is based in Site C. The church, which is based in ILitha Park, made the donation available as part of their programme of action towards contributing to Women’s Month, August.

Twenty six learners benefited from the charity, which also included school uniforms, shoes, pants, shirts, jerseys and tracksuits.

Khaya Qekani, the Technician Director at Ekapa Drums Recording and youth leader at Thy Kingdom Come Ministry, said they had decided to “take a different angle” by making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.

“I am happy that we have come here to make a difference in children’s lives and it is not easy to do so at times. We are currently focusing on Grades one and two, although we are planning to include all the Grades next year and also other communities as well,” Qekani said.

The church also distributes bread to needy residents in the area every Wednesdays.

Nomthunzi Lupondo, deputy principal at the school, applauded the donation.

“It will surely make a difference. Most parents are unemployed.

Children cannot concentrate in class if they do not have jerseys when its cold and tend to be withdrawn from other children, because of lack of clothing.

Sometimes they do not even come to school, because they get sick after getting cold,” Lupondo said.

Nolufefe Nongondla,25, mother of Avuyile,9, one of the beneficiaries, said the donation will go a long way in helping her.

“I feel very happy, because I am unemployed and my husband is also unemployed.

Nongondla said this was the second time that her daughter has received a donation.

She said two years ago, Good Samaritans came to her aid by making a donation towards her daughter’s school needs

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