Lifestyle, Philanthropy

Phuthaditjhaba Community Centre

 

Today was another one of those awesome days where I got to spend it giving back to the community. It was such a beautiful and humbling experience spending the day with some of the most amazing old ladies at Phuthaditjhaba Community Centre in Alexandra. The ladies welcomed us in song and dance and blessed us with a touching prayer before we got our day started. We then spent the day pampering them with hand massages, manicures and great conversations. Some of the stories told were extremely touching and brought back some great childhood memories of times spent with my grandparents. It’s amazing how these wonderful souls were satisfied with us just being there and having these meaningful conversations with them. Little did they know that we were going to do far more, starting with making them a delicious lunch, then cleaning the home and give them warm winter gifts. It’s always a great feeling to be able to put a smile on someones face but an even better feeling when that someone leaves a positive and inspiring mark in your life. These ladies have gone through some of the darkest times but yet they still find a way to give back to their communities by knitting blankets, baking and more for others in need. Today was a blessing and great day indeed, I feel so much wiser even 🙂 #Blessed!IMG_8396

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.” Leonardo da da Vinci

“I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.” Jimmy Carter

4 thoughts on “Phuthaditjhaba Community Centre

  1. It’s amazing how some of the things one takes for granted can be life changing for someone else…I experienced this myself when i was presenting my project Ahomeworker at a Girls School in Soweto.

  2. Helping those in needs makes the person who is offering that particular help feels better about him/herself not feeling guilty of not doing anything while you can. it is a big relief.

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