Toys bring children joy

2017-12-13 06:00
The Katlego Mhetoa Foundation showed generosity to children battling life-threatening illness at the Universitas Hospital’s paediatric ward by donating toys. At the presentation are from the left Sr Lezzie Chabeli, Anny Mokheleli (Childhood Cancer member of the hospital), Nthabiseng King (children’s ward matron) and Katlego Mhetoa (foundation director). Photo: Teboho Setena

The Katlego Mhetoa Foundation showed generosity to children battling life-threatening illness at the Universitas Hospital’s paediatric ward by donating toys. At the presentation are from the left Sr Lezzie Chabeli, Anny Mokheleli (Childhood Cancer member of the hospital), Nthabiseng King (children’s ward matron) and Katlego Mhetoa (foundation director). Photo: Teboho Setena

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A heart-warming initiative by the Katlego Mhetoa Foundation has brought a smile to the faces of children battling life-threatening illness at the Universitas Hospital’s paediatric ward by donating educational toys.

The youth-led non-profit body donated a range of educational toys, as well as soft toys, towards children housed in the ward.

The generous donation comes in time for beneficiaries to share in the Christmas spirit.

The youth-led foundation handed over the toys on Wednesday, 29 November.

This is the second time the foundation has made a donation to the paediatric ward.

Katlego Mhetoa (24), co-founder of the foundation, says the initiative was made possible through the support of the community.

“We embarked on a door-to-door campaign, collecting items from families whose children have a surplus of toys.

“The objective is to help make children happy and feel a part of Christmas celebration,” she says.

Some of the children have been in hospital for a long time due to their health condition.

The youth-led foundation mainly consists of youths who volunteer to do community work in aid of less fortunate children.

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