Brighten kids’ lives with gifts

2016-11-15 06:00

With the festive season approaching, a local organisation is calling on the community to help put a smile on children’s faces by donating gifts to the less fortunate.

The Mustadafin Foundation has plans to make the festive season memorable by providing age-appropriate gifts to 1000 children between the ages of 1 and 18 years who are part of its Isibindi Child Care programme in Tafelsig.

“Many of the children we work with in Tafelsig will not receive a gift this year. It is an area in Cape Town that is ravaged by poverty, crime, alcohol abuse, drugs. We are calling on businesses and individuals to sponsor gifts to brighten up the lives of these children,” says Ghairunisa Johnstone, director of the Mustadafin Foundation.

The programme is one of more than 300 programmes running nationwide which enable poor communities to develop effective protection services for children.

During the school holidays children are often left unattended and are at risk of joining gangs, being caught in violence or suffering abuse.

Volunteer care workers, trained through the Isibindi programme, provide adult supervision and structured activities in designated areas. They are prepared to identify and refer any possible signs of child abuse.

“Since we started this project in August last year, it has been tremendously successful,” says Johnstone. “During this year, 16 children on the programme were accepted in schools in the Mitchell’s Plain area. We are thrilled that an additional 16 have been accepted to start school at Khanya College in Mitchell’s Plain next year with reduced fees.”

V Call the foundation on 021 633 0010, visit www.mustadafin.org.za or find MustadafinFoundation on Facebook.

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