‘We give, as we believe in them’

2016-08-03 06:00
AT the handover of a donation of school uniforms and shoes made by the St Kizito Children’s Programme are from the left Thabo Mokoena (monitoring and evaluation officer), Disebo Kgoathane, Mahlape Matutle, Sello Sedi (coordinator), Dieketseng Maloka, Agnes Tsotetsi, Mamphakiseng Molefe and Letebele Modibedi (monitoring and evaluation officer). Photo: Nkareng Moloi

AT the handover of a donation of school uniforms and shoes made by the St Kizito Children’s Programme are from the left Thabo Mokoena (monitoring and evaluation officer), Disebo Kgoathane, Mahlape Matutle, Sello Sedi (coordinator), Dieketseng Maloka, Agnes Tsotetsi, Mamphakiseng Molefe and Letebele Modibedi (monitoring and evaluation officer). Photo: Nkareng Moloi

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QWAQWA. – The St Kizito Children’s Programme recently donated school uniforms to its beneficiaries.

In doing this, the Tsheseng-based organisation has put a smile on the face of 448 children.

According to Thabo Mokoena, monitoring and evaluation officer of the organisation, R77 959,95 was spent on the uniform.

“We spent so much, because we believe in these kids,” says Mokoena.

“We do not want poverty to taint their ability and confidence. These are our leaders – if we do not help them, we will not have a future as a country.

“Our priority as an organisation is to protect them and make sure they live a dignified life.”

Mokoena has declared the organisation’s commitment to the children.

“We will not stop here. We will go all out to ensure that they are safe at home. We do home visits to monitor that there is nothing disturbing their ability to learn.”

Matjhabalala Moloi (38) from Moeding, Tsheseng, whose son received a donation, has thanked the organisation. She admits she was worried about where she was going to get money to buy her son trousers.

“When I got a call from St Kizito, I nearly cried. They came to my rescue,” says a delighted Moloi.

“I just hope they continue with the good job they are doing. They are a godsend.”

Refiloe Tsotetsi (16), a gr. 10 learner at the Phofung Secondary School in Makgemeng, Tsheseng, was also a beneficiary.

She says although she hoped for a pair of shoes and a skirt, she is happy with what she received.

“Yes, I hoped that I would be given a pair of shoes and a school skirt, because that is what I really need now,” says Refiloe.

“On Tuesdays we wear black skirts at school, but because I don’t have one, I wear trousers. However, the shirt I was given will help me, because I have four and this will be my fifth. Because I come from school late, I don’t get a chance to wash my shirts. Now I can wash my uniform once, on weekends. Thank you, St Kizito.”

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