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Young local models and finalists of “Miss Goddess Supreme 2023” have been hard at work spreading love by participating in and hosting various charity drives throughout Kimberley.

Letlotlo Mokhoke, 9, and 11-year-old Khanya Matsepe busy with their joint charity drive to provide meals for the homeless. Picture: Supplied

YOUNG local models and finalists of “Miss Goddess Supreme 2023” have been hard at work spreading love by participating in and hosting various charity drives throughout Kimberley.

The models will be taking part in the beauty pageant on December 9.

Miss Goddess Supreme falls under the Unamandla Isagoentle Foundation NPO and charity work is one of the mandatory requirements for the pageant.

Ahead of the big day, Letlotlo Mokhoke, 9, and 11-year-old Khanya Matsepe warmed the hearts and stomachs of homeless people by providing them with a meal on November 18.

The young pair joined forces and prepared 52 plates and served the homeless people themselves.

They served the meals next to the NG Kerk at Jan Cilliers Road, Kestelhoff, in Long Street, next to Burger King, and at the busy intersection at Sol Plaatje Municipality.

The girls said that the motivation behind their initiative was that a lot of people go to bed without food.

“For some it’s not just for a day, for many it’s days,” said Letlotlo.

The nine-year-old said she felt that she should share meals with the homeless and was happy when the endeavour was completed successfully.

“It was so touching seeing how people were appreciative of the meals,” said Letlotlo.

Another nine-year-old model, Bontle Mbongo, decided to use her piggy bank savings to buy snacks, which she donated to the underprivileged to sell and make an income of their own.

Luthando Mbongo, 13, decided to use his savings to buy stock for a man in need to start up his own small business.

“This hopefully can help the man create an income for himself,” said Luthando.

Lizaan Thembu visited Bophelong Adult Centre where she donated clothing and assisted in preparing the residents a meal.

She said her motivation was to give the residents a “sense of hope and courage”.

Eight-year-old Nthabeleng Nonkasa, who is a part of Sunset Community Drive, promoted a blood drive at his school on November 17, where people were encouraged to donate blood in order to save lives.

Peo Gaosenkwe, 16, embarked on a clothing drive for a local church, as well as distributing snacks to Sunday school children.

The purpose of the event, she said, was to put a smile on the congregants’ faces, “especially for the Christmas season”.

Callia Bedwell, 11, also hosted a charity drive where she decided to give children an early Christmas.

She put a smile on the children’s faces by serving them a meal, a party pack and some clothes for the first part of her charity drive.

During the second part of her charity drive, she donated a food hamper to the family of a boy who has pancreatic cancer. She also presented a T-shirt to the boy.

Lizaan Thembu visited Bophelong Adult Centre where she donated clothing and assisted in preparing a meal for the residents. Picture: Supplied

Callia Bedwell, 11, gave children an early Christmas gift. Picture: Supplied

Peo Gaosenkwe, 16, during her clothing drive at a local church. Picture: Supplied
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