Think of the less priviledged

2016-12-15 06:01
 Give for Change’ Baxolele Delive with Bathandwa Oprhanage Home founder Viginia Simelel during their handover with Thobani Magwaza. In front are Hamilton Pereira and Thabile Mlahwa. The four are inviting other young people to give this festive season.

Give for Change’ Baxolele Delive with Bathandwa Oprhanage Home founder Viginia Simelel during their handover with Thobani Magwaza. In front are Hamilton Pereira and Thabile Mlahwa. The four are inviting other young people to give this festive season.

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As the festive season draws near, and people are looking forward to spending time together, a group of young philanthropists has urged locals to think of the destitute.

Under the auspices of Give For Change, Baxolele Deliwe, Thobani Magwaza, Hamilton Pereira and Thabile Mlahlwa seek to help those in need.

The group of young men from Philippi began their community work last year and they believe in making frequent visits to orphanages in the townships to give much needed materials such as food and clothing.

“We also make sure to spend some time with the people, especially considering that everyone is going to be with their families during the festive season and some have nothing. So as we head into fun times, we need to consider those who are less fortunate,” said Deliwe.

The group are planning to visit the Bathandwa Orphanage Home in Makhaza, Khayelitsha and are in the process of raising funds for their donations.

Deliwe has encouraged other people to come forward even if they do not have money or much to donate.

“We invited young people and we understand that some people do not have much to give so just your presence is enough for us. We want people there helping the young children and the elderly by spending time with them,” said Deliwe.

Thobani Magwaza said that they were hoping to draw other young people away from a negative environment.

“If you go to our townships on the weekends you find that taverns are always filled to capacity. We have all those young people who could be doing good for the community.

So we decided to go on Facebook to invite them to donate and we also make sure that they come along during the handover so that they can see what we are doing is for real,” said Magwaza.

He said that they are hoping to continue donating and seeing that orphans are also looked after when at school.

“Those children do not family members if we can play that role of support and making sure that they do not need for anything at school,” he said. To find out more about the organisation follow their Facebook page Give For Change.

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