Amahle’s plea boosts orphanage
MAKING a difference and helping other children are key to 11-year-old Gonubie Christian School pupil Amahle Qomfo of Mdantsane, as her plea to assist others pulls at the heart strings.
On Tuesday February 19, a consignment of perishable items was delivered by Sundale Free Range Dairy to Angels Orphanage in Scenery Park, thanks in part to little Amahle’s efforts.
Amahle, who was present at the handover, also didn’t come empty-handed and brought school shirts along.
“I feel very happy that they came, and also that I’m making other people happy,” she said.
Craig Cant from Sundale distribution said they were only glad to assist. in however they could.
Last July on her birthday, Amahle spent the day at the orphanage and also gave away her clothes.
“I felt warm inside and enjoyed spending the time with my lovely and wonderful friends. I also paid them a visit on Mandela Day though I stayed longer than the 67 minutes,” she said.
During these visits It was through these visits that she became aware of the children’s needs and set out to write a letter to the government requesting assistance.
Her mother Zukelwa Qomfo said her daughter was so touched, even asking how the children could sleep if they were hungry. and had asked her how the children sleep.
“She decided to write a letter of assistance and I helped her to send it through to various departments and companies,” Zukelwa said.
In her letter, she requested seven bunk beds, blankets, school uniforms, stationery and groceries.
Angels Orphanage house mother Yvonne Kilani said they looked after 13 children who were allocated to her by social workers. She has not rested on her laurels and has been in search of assistance to build a larger structure.
“We don’t have space at the moment and we’re looking to build a flat that will accommodate 20 children and a creche.
“We have received funding from Buffalo City Metro Development Agency for some of the building material we’ll need,” Kilani said.
Her pleas reached the ears of Round Table #1 East London and she says the Round Table has collected over R200,000 so far as well as securing beds.
The orphanage still is in need of groceries, school shoes and stipends for the five helpers.
For those wanting to assist, Yvonne can be reached on 073-823-6212.