Mums come out to play
Community-builder, Prinsloo’s tribute to unsung ‘heroines’
MOMS were spoilt to the tee on Mother’s Day last Sunday by founder of Kenniitta’s Community Project, Kenniitta Prinsloo.
The mothers were treated to a fullcourse meal and some other treats, in celebration of Mother’s Day and the important roles they play in families.
The lunch was hosted at the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Hall in Cambridge, where mothers from Garcia Flats – and other areas around East London – gathered to celebrate their special day.
The main purpose of the event was to celebrate mothers and treat them to a delicious lunch, and pay tribute to those who may feel isolated in their communities. The aim of the project is to bring communities closer together.
“This is indeed is a special day. We are here to celebrate the mothers of our homes,” Pastor Raymond September of Garcia Flats said.
“A mother is the heart of any home. “She holds the family together and her heart is pure as gold. This day is for you mothers; to celebrate and appreciate you for all your efforts,” he said.
Prinsloo spends her time volunteering in various projects and to organise initiatives like these for her community. She finds pleasure in giving back in whatever way she can.
“This day would not have been possible if it wasn’t for all the mothers present. I want to thank each and every one of them, for gracing us with their presence. I also want to thank my sponsors for their contributions towards this wonderful day and making it possible,” Prinsloo said.
Garcia Flats resident Sandra September said: “I am so grateful that every year Kenniitta always has special events like his one. We are fortunate to have someone like her at Garcia flats.
“We thank the Lord for making this day possible. I am also privileged to be a mother. To all the mothers here, surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your lives.
“I pray that the Lord blesses Kenniitta and gives her strength to continue [her work],” September said.
Ward 4 Councillor, Tessa Botha said: “These kinds of events are not new to communities. Many organisations host events to honour women, children, senior citizens and the underprivileged as it symbolises the spirit of ubuntu.
“I support any event which is done in good faith and where community members can benefit in a positive way.”
She said these kinds of upliftment initiatives excited her and she would continue to encourage more of these types of projects, as long as they were done in good faith and there was no self-enrichment.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY: Mothers and grandmothers gathered at Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk Hall in Cambridge to celebrate Mother’s Day and to be treated like the Queens they are