By: Tebele Karabo
|Community people painting Happy social welfare orphanage|
When people around the world were celebrating the day of a world peace icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, local orphanages centres in Soshanguve were also taking part on Mandela day.
The Happy social welfare orphanage centre was one of the among centres on Mandela day dedicating their time to honour the selfless struggle hero. The city of Tshwane and other local residents and motor giants BMW Roslyn spend more of their time renovating the orphanage home.
Dave Hamlyn of the BMW Roslyn explains their duty of getting their hands dirty for the Happy social welfare orphanage centre.
“So today we are painting the house out and we will do washing for the day to make a difference in the community” he said.
The orphanage centre has been running for more than eight years and it cares for 37 children. The caretaker of the welfare Johanna Maphanga was excited for Mandela day and grateful for having loving children’s for the centre.
The orphans were not around they were in school and ANC women’s league assisted in cleaning the orphanage centre and washing clothes for the children. Ward 36 councillor and Soshanguve police station commander came along with the Member of Parliament Joyce Ngele and donated food parcels for the orphanage centre.
The 18th of July is the day where people around the globe celebrate the birth date of Madiba but it also became a significant for other various organisations around Soshanguve to work together in bringing change to the orphanage centre in ensuring safety, cleanliness and support.