HOPE Cape Town Mandela Day BreakfastHOPE Cape Town staff and friends dedicated their time in honour of Mandela Day, feeding the children of the Blikkiesdorp community in Delft.
HOPE Cape Town Donor Relations Manager, Mr Fahim Docrat said, “We started at around 9am and expected to feed around 400 children. We ended up feeding over 600 children. Fortunately with donations from Hastens Beds South Africa and HOPE Cape Town Ambassador, Katlego Maboe, we had enough porridge for everyone. We also gave each child a rain jacket and a party pack with juice, chips, sweets and other goodies. ”
He continued, “Communities like Blikkiesdorp need all the help they can get from government and wider society. They are truly impoverished and HOPE Cape Town’s programmes in the community seek to improve nutrition and the general quality of life while also focussing on upskilling individuals and facilitating access to health care. We encourage others to do their bit to also positively impact and make a difference in the lives of the needy. This was Madiba’s vision and the true spirit of Ubuntu.”
It was a day with all hands on deck including HOPE Cape Town staff, visitors from Germany and the USA and HOPE Cape Town Ambassador Kia Johnson who was very moved by the kids.
HOPE Cape Town is located at the Medical School of the University of Stellenbosch – Tygerberg Campus and is a non-profit organization providing outreach, education and counselling at community level, focusing on HIV/AIDS and TB in the Western Cape.
HOPE Cape Town is linked to the University of Stellenbosch and cooperates with the department of Paediatrics and “KID-CRU”, the Tygerberg Hospital research unit for paediatric infectious diseases.
HOPE Cape Town began their work in 2001 with its mission to impact the communities they work in and have been very successful to date. Having expanded their services to address the increasing need they are now more reliant on the generosity of business and individuals to help fund their programmes.
To support HOPE Cape Town or find out more about the work they do, please contact Fahim Docrat on 021 9389339 or email email@example.com or visit www.hopecapetown.com