Cell C has once again come to the aid of the Rhulani Mabasa Children’s Foundation, a Soweto community organisation, as part of its ongoing Acts of Kindness initiative.
Rhulani Mabasa founded the Rhulani Mabasa Children’s Foundation in 2013 when he took it upon himself to convert what used to be a dumping site and hang-out for criminals in Meadowlands into a thriving sports academy.
The 300-metre field took a year to clean up and now serves as a playground for budding golfers, runners, hockey and chess players.
A year ago, Cell C came to the foundation’s aid by helping purchase a lawnmower.
However, Mabasa soon realised that many of the children come to sports practice on an empty stomach and he became determined to provide the vulnerable youngsters who participate with a meal, and recently started a vegetable garden on the grounds to grow their own produce.
He is now looking for a converted shipping container kitchen so that the foundation can provide nutritious warm food daily, which will often be the only meal these youngsters receive. The space would also be used as a safe study centre for the children.
Cell C has decided to make a substantial donation towards the project.
Says Suzette van der Merwe, Managing Executive Corporate Social Investment at Cell C: “We are hugely impressed with what Rhulani and his team have achieved and can see the difference they are making in the lives of children in the area. They have worked incredibly hard to transform the area and we are delighted that once again we can help them in their journey to transform lives.”
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CELL C ACTS OF KINDNESS
As a proudly South African company, Cell C ascribes to the philosophy of compassion and kindness as the catalyst for real change. Every month, Cell C is spreading smiles by encouraging acts of kindness. An act of kindness is a gesture of goodwill towards someone or something. It doesn’t have to cost anything or much; what’s important is that it’s an act of expressing genuine care for another person or living being. It’s contagious and an opportunity for people to work together, create positive energy and inspire hope.
Issued by Nine Squared Communications of behalf of Cell C.
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