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Covid in the Kasi – ECD Principal Cooks Porridge for the Community

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, the other for helping others” ~ Audrey Hepburn

On the 18th of March 2020, when it was recommended that Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres close, the Headmaster of Vhukhudo ECD Centre started cooking porridge as a way of giving back to the community.

After seeing photos posted on social media by her daughter, an anonymous sponsor offered to help. The sponsorship helped her include bread, rice and soup, which she offered to community members on a daily basis.

“Acts of kindness can never be done too soon, for you never know when it will be too late”, says Nancy. “When the sponsorship ended, I took money from my own pockets. I couldn’t watch people in my community go hungry”.

“I am very sad to see the government not taking any action against the poverty issue in Diepsloot. It is not only happening in our township, but around the world. Seeing this breaks my heart. I wish the government would take strong action against the unhygienic state as well as lack of nutrition in Diepsloot.”

There are many people, like Nancy, who are trying to make a difference in their communities. Let’s all do what we can to support them.

by Tshepiso Makgato