Some of the beneficiaries with the groceries they received from Naledzi Lodge at Shayandima. Standing from right is Cllr Takalani Mawelewele and the members of the ward committee.
Sixty child-headed and disadvantaged families at Itsani started the new year on a high note, when a well-known Shayandima-based business presented them with food parcels.
The parcels came about as an initiative by Thulamela Ward 37 councillor Mr Takalani Mawelewele and other stakeholders, who went out seeking donations for them.
Out of the many requests they made, Naledzi Lodge at Shayandima responded positively and catered for all the families. Cllr Mawelewele said that they had a big challenge in the ward, as most families were headed by children and were poor with no one working in the family.
"As the leadership, we cannot pretend that nothing is happening when children are starving. We know we cannot go out begging on their behalf and that is why we started a self-sustainable project to help them. The little they got today will brighten their faces and they will enjoy themselves with others," she said.
Ms Margareth Makhado, manager at Naledzi Lodge, said that when they were approached they did not think twice as it was a worthy cause. "Children have a special place in this company. We strongly believe that the future of this country lies with the youth,” she said.
Date:11 January 2018 - By: Elmon Tshikhudo
Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and has since been a familiar name among the newspaper's readers.