Tembisa’s Life 4 U Foundation brings home top award

In the middle, Life 4 U Foundation chairperson Mpho Mofokeng, flanked by Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi during the handing over of the award.

The second Gauteng Premier Youth Excellence and Service Awards were hosted on March 10 at the Saint George Hotel in Centurion to honour Gauteng young people who are making a positive change in the province.

The awards were hosted by the Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

It was an evening of excitement and hope for the Tembisa-based Life 4 U Foundation as the organisation won the award in the health, wellness and environment category.

The organisation chairperson, Mpho Mofokeng, who was nominated by the public, won a R10 000 study voucher.

“It is for this reason that Life 4 U Foundation would like to thank the members of the community and our partners for supporting the organisation and believing in our vision. This award was won through our Wash 4 Life Campaign which was formerly known as the Good Toilet Hygiene and Clean Environment Project.

“When we started the Wash 4 Life Campaign in 2014, the aim was to help our schools, which, at that time, were facing a serious crisis of dirty, unusable toilets,” said Mofokeng.

Mofokeng added through their volunteers they will wash the schools’ toilets and also educate learners about toilet hygiene and a clean environment.

“By that time it was difficult for the organisation because we didn’t have sponsors and partners and most of our youth were unemployed and were using their own money to buy cleaning equipment and chemicals to support the project. It was through the support of certain schools’ principals that we persevered because they would buy lunch to keep us nourished; because in a day we used to clean two schools which were far apart and volunteers would walk long distances to these schools carrying mops, brooms and buckets.

“It was difficult but worth serving our communities. Today we are recognised in the province and our campaign is well-advanced and we no longer deal with the cleaning aspect of schools’ toilets,” she explained.

Mofokeng said the organisation believes the current MEC of Education has done a magnificent job in dealing with sanitation challenges in the township schools.

“Currently, all schools we have visited last year in our campaign, have clean, usable toilets and we have seen the schools’ cleaning staff cleaning the toilets regularly in a day. The situation in most local schools has improved a lot,” added Mofokeng.

She said this Premier Youth Excellence and Service Award motivates the organisation to continue serving the community with love and respect.

“We thank our Gauteng government for recognising our efforts in building our communities. We also thank our volunteers, partners, sponsors Iwisa Maize Meal, National Lottery Commission, National Department of Water and Sanitation, ERM, Oakmoor KMC Butchery who continue to support our vision of building better-developed communities. Life 4 U Foundation doesn’t only focus on WASH, but we also have a feeding scheme, widows and orphan project, and youth information desk at our centre in Moriting Section,” said Mofokeng.

Life For You Foundation is calling upon local businesses to partner and support their vision of building better-developing communities.

For any information about the project, contact their office on 011 051 8302 or Mpho Mofokeng on 079 169 3705 or 079 596 9099.

Alternatively, send them an email at [email protected]

Malebo Tseke

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