The township of Alexandra is one of the oldest and more notorious townships in Johannesburg, with crime and poverty being rampant throughout the area. Over thirty of Bokamoso’s children live within the township, some residing in an area where over 100 people share only two toilets.
When speaking with these young boys and girls, many around seven and eight years old, the main struggle they have is that of food. A sweet little girl softly said that she and her siblings “often don’t eat more than we do” and that it is very hard on them. The wonderful school they attend helps provide them with a meal during the school year. However, during our Summer break of over six weeks (happening now), the school is closed, and therefore Summer vacation means hunger for the children.
It was, therefore, a great blessing to be able to put on a little Christmas party for the kids and provide them with hearty, nutritious food parcels to help see them through part of the month, as well as a Christmas gift each! We are so thankful to all those who partner with us to ensure that these children know that God sees them and loves them. This was the message we emphasized during the party and one that we hope they will carry in their hearts and minds.