Date published: 25 January 2018
Kwena Mosadi Community Centre is a community based non-profit organization that initiated a feeding scheme project from their premises in the Bobuantswa Village. The village is one of the Bafokeng villages close to the town of Rustenburg. Stella Katenta, who runs the charity, says “Due to high levels of unemployment and poverty, there are a lot of very poor households with hungry children, and also a high number of neglected elderly people who are unable to feed themselves. This is how the community centre’s feeding scheme and soup kitchen came about to help the people in the community. The centre aims to feed approximately 200 children – offering them a meal after school as they sometimes have nothing to eat at home. The need for more funding towards this is great.”
The charity also has a need for a carpet, shade, swings and other items that can assist the children – should anyone be able to assist with further donations. Stella Katenta is a very dedicated and passionate lady who cares very much for the children and the community’s welfare. Boitumelo Mologetso, Iponeng Katenta and Mapula Motsoadi are also involved with the charity along with volunteers who dedicate their time in the afternoons to assist learners with their homework.
The Add Hope initiative has grown to support sustainable feeding programmes across South Africa, partnering with 138 national and local organisations to provide over 120,000 children, like the children at Kwena Mosadi, with nutritious meals daily. R2 donations from KFC customers, combined with KFC contributions, all add up! Thabisa Mkhwanazi, the KFC Public Affairs Director for Africa and Add Hope champion, says, “KFC together with customers has raised over R400 million since 2009, enabling children all over South Africa to learn, growth and thrive. But there is still a long way to go, as more than half of all South Africans live in poverty with one in five children suffering from stunted growth and learning difficulties due to hunger and malnutrition. So, the situation remains critical. The more we can raise, the more children we can help, creating a more positive future for all of us. Thank you for Adding Hope!