By Ntsoaki Motaung
After crying out to the Semonkong Urban Council, Semonkong Children’s Home finally got their answer. Tehillah Africa through Maphoi Constructions answered to the orphanage by donating food and sanitary pads on Saturday the 6th.
Speaking on behalf of the donors Mr Mosheng Maphoi said that they felt very honoured to have helped the orphanage as a way of giving back to the community. Tehillah Africa is a music group and just released an album so they thought it would be very appropriate if they give back when looking in to the wonderful response from supporters on their album.
The Director of the the orphanage Ms Rethabile Mahopolo sent her heartfelt thanks to Tehillah Africa saying this shows that there is someone out there who hasn’t forgotten about the orphanage. She mentioned few of their challenges which included going out of food for the children and the delay in funding from the ministry of social development and sometimes they go out of funding to run the place.
She made a special plea to the government to reconsider when it comes to the exit plan of children who are 18 years and have to leave the orphanage. “ It would be very good if the government to made sure after exit the children have a place to go and make a living under the Supervision of the orphanage they are from.”
The event was glorified by the presence of the Deputy Minister of Local Government Hon Kotiti Diholo who passed his thanks on behalf of the government to Tehillah Africa.
Semonkong Children’s Home was founded in 2001. At the moment the orphanage has 39 children: 19 girls and 20 boys. “ The ones God has saved” is the orphanage’s slogan.