Women’s forum feeds needy communities

2016-11-03 06:01
Photo: ANDILE SITHOLE Members of the Women’s Forum Skills Centre, teachers and mentally challenged residents at the feeding scheme initiative.

Photo: ANDILE SITHOLE Members of the Women’s Forum Skills Centre, teachers and mentally challenged residents at the feeding scheme initiative.

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THE Women’s Forum Skills
Centre embarked on a feeding scheme programme in Tongaat where they provided meals to pupils from Victoria­ Primary on Tuesday 1 November.

Centre members fed more than 50 pupils and mentally challenged residents.

Pushpa Govender is spearheading the feeding programme that aims to bring smiles to impoverished residents and pupils.

“We visited Golden Steps in Verulam and fed mentally challenged children on 19 July.

“Our objective is to eradicate poverty in our communities.

“It breaks my heart to see children coming from needy families going to school and not having a balanced diet.”

She said the idea to start a feeding programme was conceived early this year.

“A growing number of children going to school on an empty stomach motivated me to start a feeding project. As much as we are not a huge organisation in Tongaat, with the little funds we have we bring smiles to many,” she said.

Victoria Primary School deputy principal Sboniso Ndlovu said: “We are very pleased to have a feeding scheme up and running at the school. We also encourage people to eat healthy food regularly.”

The feeding scheme was held to commemorate National Nutrition Week in October, the intention of which was to encourage South Africans to eat healthy food.

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