Woman celebrates her birthday with Home of Comfort children

2017-04-21 06:00
Photo: siphelele nketoCelebrating her 26th birthday, Ogiyonke Cembi (front, middle), Home of Comfort care givers and friends.

Photo: siphelele nketoCelebrating her 26th birthday, Ogiyonke Cembi (front, middle), Home of Comfort care givers and friends.

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INSTEAD of celebrating her birthday with friends and family, Ogiyonke Cembi celebrated her 26th birthday by donating toys and clothes to orphans at Home of Comfort in Kokstad last Saturday.

Cembi said people should stop drinking alcohol and partying when celebrating their birthday, they should rather inspire change.

“When I was young I always spent my birthday celebrations with family and friends and many gifts. This year I had a dream to share my birthday cake with orphans, who don’t know me, but who will appreciate every piece of cake I give them. There are many children who have no parents or family members who send birthday wishes or give gifts,” said Cembi.

She said some of clothes were donated by sponsors. The Home of Comfort is a children’s care centre caring for orphans and vulnerable children from birth to 18 years. Home of Comfort care giver Vuyokazi Qokela thanked Cembi for sharing her birthday with the orphans and asked people to keep donating to the centre­.

 

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