SA Army Support Formation Support Formation Celebrates Mandela Day in Soshanguve, 21 July 2017

Article and Photographs by Thabang Motswabangwe, Intern, SA Army Support Formation, Corporate Communication
Photographs by Candidate Officer Z. Hassan, Acting Staff Officer 3 Corporate Communication, SA Army Support Formation

The happy faces of orphaned children and teens were brightened by the presence of the SA Army Support Formation on the 21st of July 2017, to lend a helping hand to Kgomotso Children's Centre in Soshanguve as part of the Mandela Month, which is attributed to community building and outreach programmes.

The SA Army patriots were inspired to make a difference by donating food parcels of which is often in short supply. "It is not easy to feed over 200 kids, but I have been keeping my promise to attend to the growling stomachs since the establishment of the centre in July 2011" exclaimed Ms Kgomotso Nyalunda, the founder and director of the orphanage.

The centre is not only aimed to be a safe haven for the misfortunate young, but also to add a wide range of offerings such as a arts and culture, library, counseling services and sewing activities of which the preceding's are used to build the centre whilst developing and encourage entrepreneurial skills the youth of Soshanguve.

After having been inspired by Ms Nyalunda's testimony on the abuse that she incurred as a child, Chaplain Ross rendered words of encouragement to the caretakers, read from Galatians 6:9-10 " And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not" KJV.  He added that "it is in our hands to make the world a better place" and continue to expand the effort that is commensurate to make it such.

The General Officer Commanding SA Army Support Formation, Major General L.C. Nobanda wishes to extent his heartfelt appreciation to all individuals who participated in this generous and selfless act, and to motivate all members of the SA National Defence Force to donate to a worthy cause, a cause that strives to nature the future leaders of this beautiful diverse country we call home.

 

General Officer Commanding SA Army Support Formatio, Major General L.C. Nobanda, Chaplain Army Support formation, Chaplain P. Ross and members of the Army Support Formation rejoicing to the show displayed by the kids at the Kgomotso children’s home 

Entertained faces of the senior management of the Army Support Formation as they clamp to the show from the kids at the Kgomotso children’s centre

 

 

General Officer Commanding SA Army Support Formation, Major General L.C. Nobanda hands over the donated goods to the founder and programmer director of the children Centre Kgomotso Nyalunga

Members of the Army Support Formation Headquarters watch with amusement on their faces as the kids at the Kgomotso children’s centre entertain them with song and dance routines

 

 

Members of the Army Support Formation Headquarters watch with amusement on their faces as the kids at the Kgomotso children’s centre entertain them with song and dance routines

 

Information about donations can be found at:

 

 

https://kcc-soshanguve.org/   Facebook: Kgomotso Children's Centre