College and Trust assist families

2016-07-27 06:00
The ‘home’ of the Ngcobo family. Photo: supplied

The ‘home’ of the Ngcobo family. Photo: supplied

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THE Coastal KZN TVET College, KwaZulu-Natal Financial Literacy Association Trust, the National Credit Regulator and the Hopewell organisation joined hands to help eradicate poverty and address inequality on Mandela Day. They selected shelter and infrastructure as their focus point.

The KZNFLA Trust and Coastal KZN TVET College carries a mandate of breaking the chains of poverty and creating economic opportunities by eradicating poverty, unemployment and inequality through expanding social and economic opportunities for all citizens of KwaZulu-Natal by 2030.

SA government says by 2050, the country will no longer have poverty traps in rural areas and urban townships instead the country will have well managed villages, towns and cities, secure water and food supplies, a mix of housing types and tenures to meet different needs, (NDP Vision 2030:233-234).

The KZNFLA Trust and Coastal KZN TVET College and partners have identified two families - Ngcobo family from Mkhazini outside KwaMakhutha and the Mthethwa family from iMfume near Umgababa - who are in dire need of shelter.

The Ngcobo family is one of the beneficiaries. The eight siblings share a shack that was donated by the community to them. Their parents were separated just before the mother died and they have never had a stable home.
Their mother was constantly moving from one place to another and was renting a room, when she died. Her siblings had to move out because they could not the rent, and they become homeless. When the community find out about their situation, they donated land to the family and built a shack for them.

The young ones are at school at Habiyane Primary, one is at Mkhumbi High and the other one matriculated last year, but due to financial issues, he couldn’t study further.
They survive with a grant - the older brother works as a taxi conductor, but he doesn’t care about his family. Bongekile, the big sister has to make sure that her siblings have food. Their home doesn’t have electricity but they get running water with the help of the community.

The Mthethwa’s lost their parents 10 years ago and after their death, life changed because nobody worked and none of them had received any formal education.
The family survives on a child grant and part-time work, but because of their circumstance they cannot afford to go to town to look for better opportunities. - Supplied.

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