Children from the Bophelong children’s home, a drop-in center caring for orphans in Mamelodi, have been assured of a warm winter this year. This follows a successful fund-raising golf tournament hosted by Ayepyep Restaurant lifestyle Lounge at Wingate Park Country club on Friday 06 April that managed to raise a whopping R100 000 to assist the struggle orphanage.
This first annual golf day was part of their corporate social investment project to give back to the community.
Founder of the Orphanage Titus Sithole, who also played golf for the first time during the event, said the money would go far in easing the pressure on them, especially with winter approaching.
“The money is going to help with winter clothes, food, and infrastructure, said Sithole. The orphanage has been operating from 2005 as a project run under the Ministry of Charity and Faith Missions. The home started with five children. It is licensed to house 36 children but has 24 aged between 7 and 18years old. The children also attend school on the premises.
Co-owner of Ayepyep Kagiso Seletsetse said growing up in Mamelodi and being one of seven children raised by a mother who was a domestic worker, he empathized with the orphans. “I know the pain of going to bed not fully fed and experiencing unbearable winter seasons,” Setsetse said.