Action taken against poverty

2017-08-02 06:02
Making a difference on Mandela Day by taking action against poverty, are from the left Tumelo Mpolokeng (CEO of the John Taolo Gaetsewe Developmental Trust - JTGDT), Seweditswe Gaobusiwe (JTGDT Board of Trustees), Mpho Tongwane (Member of Parliament), Gakeitumele Gaebepe (founder of the Itireleng Agricultural Primary Cooperative), Mosimanegape Majakwe ( manager for the Itireleng Agricultural Primary Cooperative), Cllr Thapelo Sesinyi and Irene Mothibakeledi (JTGDT Board of Trustees). Photo: Supplied

Making a difference on Mandela Day by taking action against poverty, are from the left Tumelo Mpolokeng (CEO of the John Taolo Gaetsewe Developmental Trust - JTGDT), Seweditswe Gaobusiwe (JTGDT Board of Trustees), Mpho Tongwane (Member of Parliament), Gakeitumele Gaebepe (founder of the Itireleng Agricultural Primary Cooperative), Mosimanegape Majakwe ( manager for the Itireleng Agricultural Primary Cooperative), Cllr Thapelo Sesinyi and Irene Mothibakeledi (JTGDT Board of Trustees). Photo: Supplied

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This year, a range of activities under the theme “Take action against poverty” were arranged by the John Taolo Gaetsewe Developmental Trust (JTGDT) on Mandela Day.

The trust committed to build houses for two indigent families from Lebonkeng Village, Glenred, as part of the Mandela Day initiative.

Also, in an effort to alleviate poverty in the district, and for self-sustainability among the community towards realising the ideal of a dignified life, the trust visited the Itirileng Agricultural Primary Cooperative in Lebonkeng.

The team donated working materials to the food garden in the Joe Morolong Local Municipality to improve their production of vegetables, such as tomatoes, spinach, beetroot, carrots and onions.

The CEO of JTGDT, Tumelo Mpolokeng, applauded the role of the trust for continuously placing the eradication of poverty at the top of their list.

“Hence the approach to donate working materials for a food garden for self-sustain, and the continued service to the community,” he said.

“We have all done a lot of cleaning and donated blankets in the past. Now we need to re-channel our minds in addressing the high poverty levels in our district, and we need to work together to do that,” he added.

Gakeitumele Gaobepe, the founder of the Itirileng Agricultural Primary Cooperative, said he started this garden in 2008 and it has grown to service the whole community of Lebonkeng in the past nine years.

“We could not have achieved this without the assistance of institutions like the JTG Developmental Trust.

“There is still a lot we need in order to be the largest producing agricultural coope-rative in the district, and we can only hope for more assistance from other stakeholders following in the footsteps of the trust,” Gaobepe said.

Mpolokeng further said: “The baton to making a difference in our communities has been handed over to us, it is now in our hands to make it work.

“Let us all help build the John Taolo Gaetsewe District of our dreams, one day at a time, not only on Mandela Day.”

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