Its all in the bag for future leaders

2016-09-15 06:00

Caring for their community is what the three young men who started the Kusasalethu Group are all about, and they’re proving it with a project to bring joy to learners – with a simple bag.

Two Saturdays ago, the group visited Kenmere Primary in Kensington to donate about 134 school bags to children from disadvantaged families.

Peace Boza, one of the directors, explained that the Bag of Hope Project is an initiative that is meant to help future leaders “carry their hopes, dreams and future to be tailored, designed and monitored through education”.

“We believe that it is imperative that children have proper school bags as they use the bag to protect their school books,” he says.

“It was such a heartwarming moment when one of the carers, who is a widow and a pensioner, stood up to thank us. She told us how she was looking after her grandchild with(her) pension(money) and not able to buy a new bag, but God had heard her prayers.”

Boza, along with the two co-founders of the group, which is based in Khayelitsha, works towards making a difference in various communities where care is needed most.

“We want to show people that we are diverse and we help the less fortunate. Helping someone should not be based on the colour of their skin. It is an act of kindness.”

So far, Kusasalethu has donated over 500 school bags to three schools and a foster care shelter.

They are now working towards a donation of a further 500 bags before the end of the year.

Kenmere Primary’s principal, André Johannessen, was very happy with the initiative shown by the organisation.

“I would like to thank the three founders and their volunteers as well the sponsors that they got on board for the event,” he says.

“They saw the need to help underprivileged learners by donating school bags. Now learners at our school walk proudly carrying their books in their new bags. “They care enough about our tomorrow to make a difference and give hope for a better future for South Africa. They have enriched the lives of our learners and we are grateful to them and salute their efforts.”

For more info about the group and their activities, go to: www.kusasalethugroup.com

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