Foun­da­tion’s warm ges­ture to needy

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RIS­ING Sun Foun­da­tion is a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that was es­tab­lished two years ago by Lumka Cube, 23, and Khayakazi Tapile, 23.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion is based in Port El­iz­a­beth, but also has a branch in East Lon­don which do­nated clothes and toys to a chil­dren's home in Bea­con Bay, East Lon­don on Sat­ur­day.

Foun­da­tion sec­re­tary Vuyokazi Zil­wana, said their goal was to im­prove the lives of the needy and vul­ner­a­ble.

“We have over the years pi­o­neered pro­grammes that in­clude: pro­vid­ing mo­ti­va­tional sem­i­nars and do­nat­ing san­i­tary tow­els for needy girls in town­ship-based schools,” Zil­wana said. “We still have pro­grammes in the pipe­line that in­clude ca­reer ex­hi­bi­tions and help­ing ma­tric­u­lants to ap­ply for ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion. Our dream is to ex­pand coun­try­wide.”

Zil­wana said they de­cided to do this good deed be­cause their aim was to ad­vo­cate for the poor, and be­lieve that one’s fu­ture shouldn’t be de­ter­mined by where you come from.

“This was our first do­na­tion in East Lon­don and we are plan­ning on ex­pand­ing na­tion­wide so that we make a dif­fer­ence where we can,” she said.

The foun­da­tion has about 40 mem­bers with rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Jo­han­nes­burg, Port El­iz­a­beth, and East Lon­don.

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BRING­ING HOPE: Mem­bers of Ris­ing Sun Foun­da­tion do­nat­ing clothes at the East Lon­don Chil­dren’s Home in Bea­con Bay on Sat­ur­day

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