friends organise events to raise money to buy stationary for poor kids.
Moalusi (22) and Andrise Mojela (26) use their Open Door events company in
Alexandra, Joburg, to make life easier for pupils in rural areas of North West.
said every year, they organised the Help a Child walking event to make money
for school materials.
less fortunate children identified by principals of rural schools in North
West,” he said.
said he came up with the idea after he saw the work of Alex Music Festival
organiser Bheki Mahlangu, who donates wheelchairs to children in Alexandra
donating to the poor because I grew up poor too. I struggled to get to school
and seeing a child with tattered clothes and shoes brings tears to my eyes. It
reminds me of the pain I went through,” he said.
said he was raised by his gogos after his parents abandoned him when he was a
He said the
first school to benefit was Fafung Molelwane Primary School in his home town of
Brits. He said they donated 52 pairs of school shoes.
said he joined forces with Letlhogonolo because he also wanted to make a
overwhelmed by the response to our first donation last year,” he said.
said they would not only be making donations in North West.
coming to Gauteng where we have identified some primary schools,” he said.
said they wanted to see their project growing so they could help more children.
intend to donate sanitary towels to girls,” said Andrise.
Molelwane primary School in Brits North West disadvantaged learners received
school shoes from Open Doors Event organising company based in Alex. Photo