Bring Christmas to the less fortunate

2019-12-11 06:00
Beneficiaries of the Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding Scheme. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Beneficiaries of the Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding Scheme. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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THE founders of the Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding Scheme are urging members of the public to partner with the scheme to uplift the less fortunate this Christmas.

Explaining the work of the feeding scheme, co-founder Odette Hossen said the organisation was started in 2006 when her late mother, Joyce Charlton, saw the hardship that people were faced with around them in Ward 34.

“This is when she initiated this project, which was a blessing to many. She passed away in 2008 and this is when I decided to continue with the project, which is still in operation today.”

“This programme is run from our residence in Cinderella Park,” said Hossen, who added that the scheme caters for 300 children.

She highlighted that donations towards meals, the Christmas shoe box or cash donations would be appreciated.

Furthermore, Hossen said, in order to curb some social issues, there are many organisations, like the Imfudumalo Nentokomalo Feeding Scheme, that try to assist but it is not enough and they cannot fight the problem alone.

“Anyone is welcome to contribute. We also welcome anyone who is interested in visiting us to come and to see for themselves what we do,” said Hossen.

In concluding, Hossen called on people to be understanding of others, saying: “If we as human beings do not do anything to assist our fellow brothers and sisters, then we are contributing to the problem.

Some resort to crime because they can’t provide for themselves. We must also point out that there are those who genuinely do such things to keep their loved ones [safe and fed] while there are those that act criminally,” said Hossen.

For more information on the foundation, contact Hossen at 081 532 6361 or send an e-mail to


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