Likhanye shines light on kids

2016-01-14 06:00
 Children enjoying themselves during the Reconcialiation Day party in Langa.

Children enjoying themselves during the Reconcialiation Day party in Langa.

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Poverty and inequality are at unacceptably high levels in South Africa.

The gaps between the have and have-ntos and within population groups in the rural and urban areas are so glaring that concerns are constantly raised regarding this anomally in a country as mineral rich as ours.

These are due in no small measure to centuries periods of dispossession during colonialism and dehumanization during apartheid years.

There also remains a widespread concern over continuing economic inequalities, rampant unemployment and abject poverty after 1994. However South Africans are world renowned for their optimism in the fight against hopelessness.

Likhanye Project is non-profit organization based in Langa, which was founded by Nontombi Nale in 2010, to rope in other hands of kindness to ease the plight of poverty on the future of our country- children.

Ever since its inception, the organisation has put smiles on the faces of the kids this time of the year.

With the help of donors and volunteers from the community Nale has touched hundreds of kids’ lives.Nale said her aim was to instill on the kids a love of Xhosa cultural knowledge and other basic life skills.

The Project also caters for these kids from extremely impoverished backgrounds.

During an event on Reconcilliation Day last year, many of them walked away with food parcels.

She said: “without financial assistance from private donors, I do not think this project would have survived. We need the government to get in projects like this one, especially established in our townships.”

For more information about the Likhanye Project and how to get involved or give support of any kind, contact Nale on or 078 022 5360.

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