Mums come out to play

Com­mu­nity-builder, Prinsloo’s trib­ute to un­sung ‘heroines’

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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.

Pic­ture: THANDEKA NTLONTI

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

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