Look who is now flourishing, thanks to you!
We recently touched base with a few beneficiaries who touched donors’ hearts: university students Relebohile and Matshoha, and Grade 11 twins Kabelo and Keabetswe.
Relebohile, a fourth year BSc student, was just a boy when his granny joined ACFS. “I virtually never went to bed hungry after that because the food from ACFS was somehow enough to feed the entire house. I’m an adult now, most importantly a student; and I have career prospects. It’s only now that I realise how important food is to one’s education. His granny, Rosie, is raising four grandchildren on her tiny pension – and it’s only with the support of ACFS that she makes ends meet. She is very proud of Relebohile. "He will be the first in our family to get a degree. ACFS has had a hand in raising my grandchildren, by giving me skills like beading and planting, and ensuring the children have something to eat every day.”
Matshoha, who grew up as an orphan in Kliptown informal settlement, is already a second year B.Ed student. “ACFS helped me with all my basic needs such as food, clothing and hope. Today I’m studying to be a teacher because I want to touch lives, like ACFS,” Matshoha says.
And Kliptown twins, Kabelo and Keabetswe, were raised by an unemployed mother.
They wore torn clothes and shoes picked up from the gutter; and were angry, hungry, and always fighting. “But this changed when we joined ACFS in 2014. We now have peace and are doing a lot better at school. ACFS ensures that we go to bed with something to eat and have everything we need. ACFS has shown us that we are not invisible. There are people who see us. They showed us that nothing is impossible. Our dreams are to become a doctor and radio/TV presenter,” they say.
We extend a huge thanks to our donors for offering a safety net to children like these. Their hopes and dreams are fuelled by your sandwiches. Thank you!