Keep­ing dreams alive


Newly founded non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, Dream Alive Foun­da­tion did their part on Man­dela Day at Ma­siza­khe Chil­dren's Home in Mdantsane. Foun­da­tion sec­re­tary Asive Sibenza said they taught the chil­dren about late iconic states­man Nel­son Man­dela.

“Our main aim as the foun­da­tion is to bring change to the lives of the poor, while tack­ling so­cio-eco­nomic chal­lenges in the com­mu­ni­ties.

“We plan to do this by help­ing the youth re­alise their dreams through mo­ti­va­tion, ca­reer aware­ness, and men­tor­ship. That is what we did on that day: we shared the knowledge we had about Man­dela with the chil­dren, cooked a meal, and also brought clothes and gro­ceries,” Sibenza said.

She said the home ac­com­mo­dated 72 chil­dren.

Sibenza said they re­ceived most of the clothes from fel­low Wal­ter Sisulu Uni­ver­sity stu­dents and Black­Toti la­bel founder, Azola Mte­bele, who do­nated printed T-shirts.

“The event was a suc­cess, we were sat­is­fied,” Sibenza said.

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