It’s child’s play for Gigaba to do good

2017-07-30 05:55
A day at the movies with Ulusha Foundation's chairperson Thanduxolo Sabelo , Nomachule Gigaba and child headedhome kids in Musgrave centre cinema. Picture: Siyanda Mayeza

A day at the movies with Ulusha Foundation's chairperson Thanduxolo Sabelo , Nomachule Gigaba and child headedhome kids in Musgrave centre cinema. Picture: Siyanda Mayeza

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Businesswoman and socialite Noma Gigaba and former beauty queen Sorisha Naidoo put smiles on the faces of more than 30 kids from Zanothando Home Based Care in Durban this weekend.

The day started with a movie at the Musgrave Centre’s Ster-Kinekor cinema and then a company, Blak Technologies and Consulting, made the event all the more special by taking the children out for lunch.

Gigaba and Naidoo joined forces with the ANC Youth League’s (ANCYL’s) Ulusha Foundation to make this day unique for underprivileged children.

It was also the foundation’s first youth programme, with it having scheduled an official launch in September.

Esona Mazongolo (11), who dreams of being a singer, told City Press that it was only her second time at the movies.

Thanduxolo Sabelo, the foundation chairperson and also the ANCYL secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, encouraged the kids to “go to school and stay away from alcohol and drugs”.

“You’re the leaders of tomorrow. Play sport and nurture your talent. You can be the Caster Semenya of tomorrow,” he told the cheering kids.

Sabelo said the foundation wanted to give the country’s youth hope and love.

He said while there was much to do to encourage the youth, unfortunately, the foundation’s link to the ANC as a political party made it difficult to enter certain arenas and usher in a message of hope, even though Ulusha Foundation was non-political.

The foundation wants people to feel free to support its initiatives, without politicising its projects.

Gigaba said it felt good to see the smiles on kids’ faces.

“Spending my day with these kids means a lot to me.

"I would also like to encourage people to make time in their busy schedule and spend time with needy people. They need our love and support,” she said.

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