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Local NPO rallying for support to make Women’s Day event a success

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A non-profit organisation in Galeshewe, Kopano ke Maatla, is rallying for support towards making their Women’s Day event a success.

Beneficiaries were given old clothes during the NPO’s Mandela Day programme. Picture: Supplied

A NON-profit organisation (NPO) in Galeshewe, Kopano ke Maatla, is rallying for support towards making their Women’s Day event a success.

The organisation plans on spoiling identified vulnerable women in the community on August 12.

Registered in May 2019, Kopano ke Maatla has been running various programmes under the leadership of 10 board members from a backyard in Galeshewe.

They have been receiving sponsorship from the Department of Social Development.

The National Lotteries Commission also gave them temporary sponsorship in 2020.

The NPO has been accommodating vulnerable women and children through various programmes.

Among the programmes that they run are the Cultural Dancers, Chess, and Ma-Piano Dancers for children.

The NPO has also been running HIV and Aids programmes, including partnering with USAID for Covid-19 vaccination programmes during the school holidays.

On Mandela Day, the children and women were served with warm soup at their current premises in Tyala Street, Galeshewe.

The premises belong to Meisie Seema, who says that the NPO’s wish has always been to have a separate place where they can run their programme freely.

She explained that her backyard sometimes becomes too cramped to work in.

Seema added that they managed to secure a plot of land which they have already fenced off.

She said they still needed sponsorship for a container.

“On August 12 we will be partnering with the local radio station to host the opening of our new premises, which does not have a structure yet. Our children will be showcasing their talent, we will be dishing out used clothes to our beneficiaries and serving a cooked meal,” Seema said.

She said all types of donations, including food, clothes and material to erect a structure, are welcome.

“It will be very helpful if we can get a donation of a container so we can freely assist the many people in our community to improve their lives,” said Seema.

Beneficiaries were served soup on Mandela Day. Picture: Supplied

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