Lead SALead SA

Youth Hero doing his bit for a local animal rescue farm

Written by: Sithandwa Ngwetsheni

Max Van Rooyen, is a Grade 7 pupil at Blouberg Ridge Primary School.

For the past month Max has been collecting Pick n Pay Animal Cards from friends at school and people in his community and swopping them for dog and cat food for Fallen Angels.

We realised that they have over 200 dogs on that farm and they are all caring for them by themselves

Max van Rooyen,Lead SA Youth Hero

To date he has collected over 1 000 kgs of food and is still going strong. He has spent his weekends at the Fallen Angels adoption days with his Animal Cards and has become a valued member of the team.

The youth hero has dedicated his time to this project and plans on doing more for Fallen Angels.

Listen to full interview with Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies:



Read next from articles

Nina Venjacob announced as December's Lead SA hero

Nina Venjacob announced as December's Lead SA hero

Out of the Box has managed to upskill 300 people annually with little funding from government and private donors.
Read on...

WC Lead SA Youth Hero fighting to keep girls in school with sanitary project

WC Lead SA Youth Hero fighting to keep girls in school with sanitary project

Daniella Zinnani started her Bhabhathane Butterfly Foundation at the beginning of 2016.
Read on...

Lisakhanya Ikusasa - The Future Is Still Bright

Lisakhanya Ikusasa - The Future Is Still Bright

Our Lead SA Youth Hero for October is Raising the Future Generation of Alex
Read on...

LeadSA Hero Jeofrey Hlongo challenges gangsterism in Diepsloot

LeadSA Hero Jeofrey Hlongo challenges gangsterism in Diepsloot

Hlongo uses Live Your Dream Africa Foundation to motivate young people and keep them off the streets.
Read on...

Lead SA Hero gave up a career as an Actuary to serve his community

Lead SA Hero gave up a career as an Actuary to serve his community

Instead of pursuing a comfortable, well-paid career he decided at the age of 24 to forfeit it and serve the Mitchells Plein community
Read on...

SACS learner,Anees Hassan commits to mentoring

SACS learner,Anees Hassan commits to mentoring

Anees volunteered his time to mentor learners in Maths and Physics at the Isolomzi Senior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape.
Read on...