Big Brothers to fight evil

2018-07-11 06:01
Community members attending the launch of Big Brothers United in the Beaconsfield Hall on Friday, 29 June. Photos: Supplied

Community members attending the launch of Big Brothers United in the Beaconsfield Hall on Friday, 29 June. Photos: Supplied

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The youth of Beaconsfield and Green Point continue to find themselves in the crossfire between the forces of alcohol and drug abuse.

These forces continuously wrestle with the youth in their unused time.

This was highlighted by Tebogo Moroka, the founder of Big Brothers United, a non-profit organisation (NGO), which was launched on Friday, 29 June, in Beaconsfield.

Moroka put emphasis on the urgent need for recreational facilities to keep the youth from the streets.

Big Brothers United was established to combat the scourge of alcohol and drug abuse in the two areas.

The forces of alcohol and drug abuse will be fought through the creation of youth activities and programmes.

Moroka lashed about the evil forces winning the wrestle due to the increase in alcohol facilities and drug sales.

He spoke at the youth awakening workshop in the Beaconsfield Hall on Friday, 29 June, where the youth were educated on the danger of drugs and alcohol.

Moroka called for urgent intervention on the youth in these areas.

“They need help and they need it urgently,” he said.

The workshop, which was regarded by them as a huge success, was followed by entertainment in the form of a gospel show.

The event was reported to being a collaboration with the local church, the Christian Apostolic Faith Ministries, under the administration of Apostle Noel Erasmus.

A boys soccer team, the Beaconsfield Gunners FC, which is a product of Big Brothers United, was also launched.

The programme even stretched a day further, where Big Brothers United continued with charity work where two identified households in Greenpoint benefitted from the donation of food parcels.

One of the beneficiaries, Joseph Morgan, suffered a stroke and relies on social grant, but has no one to take care of him.

Angelina September, the other beneficiary, is unemployed and struggles to make ends meet to take care of her child.

The NGO promises to continue to engage the local municipality and government institutions in their identified concerns they stumbled across.

“Big Brothers United will not only focus on issues of drug and alcohol abuse, but they will also operate as a Big Brother.

“We will listen to the cries of the community and take the necessary steps to help them,” Moroka promised.

“Government needs initiatives such as this one to keep them under a microscope.

“We are here with the purpose of radically impro­ving the lives of people and with God on our side nothing can stop us,” Moroka said.


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