THE Nation Builders youth team were involved in an outreach effort as they worked together to prepare a meal for the children of the Senzokuhke Children Centre in La Mercy on Saturday, April 7.
The centre is a Non-Profit Organisation (NGO) that was established in 1997 and cares for approximately 30 orphans. The organisation is currently situated on the premises that has been donated by Advocate Joy Ngobo which has two cottages and a spacious area for the kids to play.
Nation Builders youth kicked-off their Saturday morning preparing meals to treat the children at the centre.
Secretary Leann Peters said in a statement: “The team was received in high spirits and to the enjoyment of the children at the centre, they were engaged in a very exciting and fun filled programme lead by various members of the Nation Builders team.”
A Grade 7 pupil from Umhlali Preparatory School Zion Sewraj and Grade 9 pupil from ML Sultan Secondary Jordan Hughes shared with the children the importance of education.
“They shared the significance of hard work and how education was the key to success. The children were encouraged to work hard at school and to strive to achieve excellent results in order to improve their standard of living in the future,” Peters said.
Peters said the caregiver to the children at the centre thanked the Nation Builders team for spending time with the children and for the meal that was prepared. “She was very pleased with the efforts of the Nation Builders youth and emphasised that her organisation was in urgent need of assistance. We appeal to local businesses and the public to assist Senzokuhke Children Centre who receive no funding and depend solely on daily and weekly sponsors from the public and business.”
Some of the needs they have include food and beverages, canned goods, fridge, microwave, repairs to the facility roofs which are currently leaking, the establishment of new showers and toilets. Peters appealed to the public to assist organisations that take care of children in communities. Peters said: “Every child has a future and should be given an opportunity to make a success of their future.”
Anyone who may wish to assist the Children’s Centre can call
082 704 8215. To participate in future events of the Nation Builders contact Leann Peters on 083 540 8456 or