Team aspires to helping others

2016-08-10 06:00
DURING the handover are, from the left, front: Macdonald Letsesedi and Rekhotso Sello; back: Naaman Struck, Motheo Ma-naka, Moses Mooki, Lwazi Bosch, Mirriam Molebatsi and her daughter Naledi Molebatsi in the wheelchair, Neo Maneng, Arthus Modupi, Neo Adams and Frank Bosman.  Photo: Boipelo Mere

DURING the handover are, from the left, front: Macdonald Letsesedi and Rekhotso Sello; back: Naaman Struck, Motheo Ma-naka, Moses Mooki, Lwazi Bosch, Mirriam Molebatsi and her daughter Naledi Molebatsi in the wheelchair, Neo Maneng, Arthus Modupi, Neo Adams and Frank Bosman. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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OWN your struggle and never forget where you come from. It is all about where you are coming from to determine where you are going.”

This is the motto for the Kimberley-based Manaka Productions’ Inspire to Aspire Campaign Drive, which motivated them to donate blankets to selected disadvantaged people in Galeshewe on Mandela Day (18 July).

The Manaka Productions team consists of a group of youth between the ages of 18 and 24, who all have school backgrounds.

For the first time since the company’s establishment, they have managed to engage in the annual Nelson Mandela 67 Minutes for Charity Initiative, thanks to the donation of blankets from the Northern Cape Department of Social Development.

According to the company, the initiative was driven by the youngters’ urge to learn to give back to the community that they live in.

They donated blankets to the disabled youth, Naledi Molebatsi (21), and the Lerato Place of Safety.

Given the fact that Mandela Day was in the middle of the week, the team performed the handover after school.

When delivering the blankets, they travelled through the streets of Galeshewe with Neo Maneng, head of the Department of Social Development, and pastor Naaman Struck, the pastor of the Potter’s House Church, who shared a scripture with the beneficiaries.

The team’s wish is to continue the initiative on an annual basis and invite all potential partners to come on board.

“Our Inspire to Aspire Campaign will grow bigger, as we wish to reach more beneficiaries and different suppliers,” explained Neyo Adams.

“We actually wish to host a beneficiary concert where we will host a few motivational speakers.”

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