Help kids with Canada trip

2017-04-06 06:02
Khayelitsha Gojukai Club coach Monde Sisusa with members of his club posing for a group picture at the Look Out Hill.PHOTO: voox sonandzi

Khayelitsha Gojukai Club coach Monde Sisusa with members of his club posing for a group picture at the Look Out Hill.PHOTO: voox sonandzi

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A top karate coach has appealed to businesses and the community to open their hearts and wallets for two of his charges who have been selected to fight in Canada.

Khayelitsha Gojukai master Monde Sisusa said his charges, Oritile Gxasheka,6, and Siyolise Mtshengu,12, have been selected to an international tournament in September.

“We are very excited but also worried because these two children must raise R38 000 in order to travel to Canada,” said Monde.

He said running the club is very costly because most of the children come from families who cannot afford(the trip).

“I am appealing to anyone to assist us because we are doing all our best to keep the children occupied,” he said.

Sisusa, who trains these youngsters at the Thusong Centre in Khayelitsha from Monday to Friday said he is impressed with their development.

“In every tournament they perform very well hence we have these guys winning places in an international fight,” he said.

Mtshengu said now that the coach has done his part, she was appealing to “good Samaritans” out there to help them achieve their dreams.

“I am so happy to have been chosen(for Canada),” she said with a smile before demonstrating one of her signature kicks.

Oritile Gxasheka is a somewhat shy guy, but do not be fooled, for he possesses a kick as lethal as a mule.

“I pray that our coach can find people to help us,” he said.

Parents should normally play a big role in their children’s sporting achievements, but as Sisusa sadly points out: “not in the townships”.

“Our parents really don’t care about what their children are doing and that’s a sad state of affairs in the Black community,” he moaned.

Despite this he has thanked three mothers who are always available to help when needed:- Pamela Thembani, Siyasanga Mshumpela and Lelethu Bobo.

“These parents are the backbone of our team.

To support Khayelitsha Gojukai call Monde on 0738629975 or email himon mondesisusa75@gmail.com

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