Learners receive uniforms, food

2015-05-27 06:00
PLOUGHING BACK: From the left are, front: Ebenezer Balada, Matumo Molosioa and Tumelo Molosioa; back: Teboho Wilson, Toka Ditshibane, Tshepang Nyamane, Eltonia Snyders, Noxolo Nama, Karabo Seala, Masabata Ramatsosa and Seitatolo Twane. 

PLOUGHING BACK: From the left are, front: Ebenezer Balada, Matumo Molosioa and Tumelo Molosioa; back: Teboho Wilson, Toka Ditshibane, Tshepang Nyamane, Eltonia Snyders, Noxolo Nama, Karabo Seala, Masabata Ramatsosa and Seitatolo Twane. Photo: S

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THIS woman has a heart full of ubuntu.

And she does what she can for the poor and suffering in her community.

Her name is Matumo Molosioa (37) from Rocklands in Bloemfontein.

She has declared war on poverty and the fact that she is unemployed does not stop her.

Two weeks ago she donated food parcels and full sets of school uniforms to ten needy learners of the Mabeoana Intermediate Primary School in Bloemfontein, where she began her schooling in 1983.

“It has always been my wish to plough back into the community. And I’m happy I have managed to put a smile on these children’s faces today.

“I believe this donation would encourage learners to learn,” said Molosioa, who had worked for the Free State’s Department of Health as a senior state accountant until she resigned in September last year.

“Education is a tool that can change the world to be a better place after God and that is the reason I have visited the school to hand over the school uniforms and food parcels.

“I am really proud to make a difference in someone else’s life,” she said.

Asked what criteria she used to select beneficiaries, Molosioa said she had asked the teachers to help her identify learners who came from needy families and had no school uniforms.

“I asked them to help me in this regard, because they know these children and the kind of families they come from. I would like to thank the teachers for their cooperation,” she said.

In 2013, Molosioa visited juvenile priso-ners at the Grootvlei Prison in Bloemfontein and she did not go there empty-handed.

“I actually went there to motivate the juvenile prisoners and I handed out free Bibles to them as gifts. I like giving, no matter how little I have. And I live by the motto Love your neighbour as you love yourself.”

A God-fearing Molosioa called on residents to plough back into the community where they lived.

“I believe the world would be a better place if all the residents have the spirit of giving, especially those who are running businesses. My late father-in-law, Taelo “Nicos” Molosioa, also used to give back to the community,” she said.

Karabo Seala (15), a gr. 9 learner and beneficiary, said: “I am very glad to receive the food parcels and school uniform. I hope that I will do the same after I complete my studies one day. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank Molosioa for what she has done for me and my fellow learners. Her donation will definitely motivate us to work harder,” said Karabo.

Ebenezer Balada, a teacher at Mabeoana Intermediate, thanked Molosioa for her generous donation.

“On behalf of the school, I want to extend my heart-felt gratitude to Matumo Molosioa for the food parcels and school uniforms she handed over to our destitute learners. It will really boost their self-esteem and their performance in the classroom will improve.”

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