In partnership with Democracy in Action and various stakeholders, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane visited Kwaggafontein on Saturday, 17 April 2021. The aim of the visit was to donate school shoes to more than 140 needy children. Those who donated includes Advocate Dali Mpofu, office of the public protector’ employees, business people from Bronkhorstspruit, Siyabuswa and Kwaggafontein.
Mkhwebane mentioned that they call upon everyone who is able to assist by donating not only school shoes but also school uniform. She also stated that as a community they must uplift each other. “As a community we must ensure that children are always at school. There must be no child who does not have school shoes. As we are approaching winter, we are saying let us all unite and work together,” she added.
She emphasized that everyone within a society must make sure that they pull people together, donate and provide for the needy. “I know that some people have projects to donate sanitary pads, some donate school uniform, let us continue, “she said.
She also encouraged learners by mentioning that she grew up in kwaggafontein as a result learners must not think that doctors, engineers, public protectors and well known people cannot originate from their communities. “Their background doesn’t matter and they can change society. Care givers must identify skills children have in order to start their own projects, support them in becoming entrepreneurs,” she explained.
She concluded by explaining that parents and caregivers must have backyard gardens to ensure that children eat healthy food which can contribute in maintaining a good and healthy immune system in order to fight covid-19. She stressed the importance of wearing face masks and washing hands.
“Let us not focus on only ourselves, let us go back to the communities we come from and give back,” she concluded.