Regular visits foster gratitude

2018-03-07 06:00
During the handover of clothes to members of the Galeshewe Waste Pickers Association at the Kimberley dumping site are Connie Moreemang (Gaasca), Mavis Ricket, Joseph Thomas (Gaasca), Lebogang Lenyalo, Isaac Sedi, Thami Motlalana, Elias Ricket, John Mocumi, Sammy Steenkamp, Jonathan Niemand and Caroline Oliphant (Gaasca). Sitting in front is Tumi Lucas.Photos: Boipelo Mere

During the handover of clothes to members of the Galeshewe Waste Pickers Association at the Kimberley dumping site are Connie Moreemang (Gaasca), Mavis Ricket, Joseph Thomas (Gaasca), Lebogang Lenyalo, Isaac Sedi, Thami Motlalana, Elias Ricket, John Mocumi, Sammy Steenkamp, Jonathan Niemand and Caroline Oliphant (Gaasca). Sitting in front is Tumi Lucas.Photos: Boipelo Mere

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Grateful members of the Galeshewe Waste Pickers Association see the Galeshewe Association for the Care of the Aged and Disabled (Gaasca) as their saviour, thanks to its continued support.

Members of Gaasca have paid them several visits this year to lend a helping hand.

One of these interactions took place at the municipal dumping site on Friday, 16 February. The aim was to give the members of the Galeshewe Waste Pickers Association lunch and second-hand clothes.

According to Joseph Thomas, centre manager of Gaasca, they have learnt to share whatever little they receive with the less fortunate.

“Even though we also at times struggle to make ends meet, we are aware that there are those in much worse situations”, said Thomas.

In support of the call from government to join in the spirit of giving, Gaasca visited the Kimberley dumping site again on Friday (23/02).

“We thank the centre from the bottom of our heart, as we realise that it does not only take care of the elderly, but thinks about the whole community of Galeshewe,” said Thami Matlhalana, executive secretary of the Galeshewe Waste Pickers Association at the dumping site.

“They are a godsend, because there are some days where we do not get anything to eat for the day; and then they pitch.

“We pray that God grant them more, in appreciation of them holding out their hands to us as well.”

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