Soup kitchen sustains players

2018-09-13 06:00
Xoliswa Mayekane and her mother Sindiswa giving soup and bread to the young after a game of soccer.                  PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

Xoliswa Mayekane and her mother Sindiswa giving soup and bread to the young after a game of soccer. PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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“I have always dreamt of helping the less fortunate, that is why I decided to come up with the Minentle Foundation.”

Minintle is her daughter, according to Xoliswa Mayekane from H Section in Khayelitsha.

Eluxolweni Primary School was the venue for soccer games involving 56 girls from schools around Khayelitsha on Friday.

Part of the Ikasi Soccer Schools, its a programme for young girls being empowered with skills.

The foundation provided the girls with soup and bread after the games.

Xoliswa said she is feeding the needy as her way of giving back to the community.

She said she learnt that a lot of girls participated in sport on empty stomachs.

She said she receives help from different businesses around Khayelitsha.

Xoliswa said she hopes to grow the foundation in order to help more people in need.

Sindiswa, her mother, said the reason her daughter is doing what she does is because of her upbringing.

She said she “instilled in her children that when they have something or are able to help others, then they must do so.”

She said it is good to see young girls participating in sport given the ills that beset the community.

Xoliswa said she also empowers young girls to make something of their lives.

One of the business people that support the foundation is Raymond Vicani, founder and owner of the Raymond Landscapes and Garden Services, said he decided to join in to empower young girls in the community and make them feel safe.

He said it is always good to plough back to the community and to deal with issues affecting them.

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