Sandiso’s dream kept alive

2019-02-12 06:01
The late Sandiso Ndinisa

The late Sandiso Ndinisa

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He may no longer be with us, but his dream of building his family lives in the hearts of those who knew him.

Sandiso Ndinisa of Gugulethu was tragically killed near his home on Christmas Eve, shutting down all his dreams and leaving no hope for any improvements in his family. However, having worked closely with him, the Mowbray-based South African Education and Environment Project (Saep) NPO has decided to raise funds to fulfil Ndinisa’s dream. He had been part of the organisation since 2010 and had always expressed his desire to change his life and to make his family proud and provide security for them. With the funds that Saep is hoping to raise, they want to build a house for Ndinisa’s 52-year-old mother and make sure she is comfortable.

Lindsey Concer, fundraising coordinator at Saep, says they will be honouring Ndinisa’s life on Human Rights Day, commemorated on 21 March, with a walk from Gugulethu Cemetery via Klipfontein Road to the Top of Table Mountain, from 07:00 to 12:00 . This will also mark his birthday. “Sandiso was an amazing person, the kind that leaves an impact on everyone he meets. He was the sole breadwinner of his family, supporting his mother, brother and sister. He was a dedicated and determined person.”

She says they first got to know Ndinisa when he joined their bridging year programme and then continued with their tertiary support programme to complete two degrees.

Ryan Bluett was Ndinisa’s mentor for several years says: “We had so many plans for his future – he was optimistic. His passing was so sudden and heart-breaking. We appeal to the public to help us make this a reality and join the walk and donate through our crowdfunding page.”

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