Byline: Kelebogile Masemola
24 August 2022
Keamogetswe M Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation based in Kwa-Thema Springs in Gauteng.
They conduct community projects that seeks to alleviate communities from situations such as marginalization across all regions and parts of South Africa.
The organisation works closely with the community through its organised work intended to advance the social conditions of the community especially for the poor, the elderly and persons with disabilities by provision of physiological counselling, education, health care, food security & facilitation of skills and community building programs.
Founder & CEO of Keamogetswe M Foundation, Keamogetswe Masike said the main objective of the foundation is to create more effective citizens particularly young people and build strong communities through, leadership skills and development.
“We aim to contribute towards sustainable growth in marginalised communities by providing skills and training support.
Our foundation makes sure that every child who matures under the umbrella of marginalisation is granted fair opportunities to public spheres crossing from education to health care,” said Masike.
The communities the NGO contributes towards are flooded with high rates of unemployed civilians, the poor, and those that depend of government social relief programs.
Our projects have been on going, helping those in need with food and basic necessities for survival.
People have always been asking what sustains these projects and what informs the work we do.
Surviving on such conditions is extremely difficult, children travel to school on empty stomachs, the schooling systems also cannot carry the weight or burden caused by socio economic conditions of our communities,” said Masike.
Despite struggling to help 200 families in need, a recent development has meant that they can possibly help 5000 households by the end of August.
“We are proud to announce that Rise Against Hunger, a Johannesburg based food bank that serves food and other requisites all over the African continent, will be supplying our organisation with food on a weekly basis.
We are going to reach out to other parts of Gauteng and other provinces in South Africa.
Our current mission is to assist feeding schemes in all public schools.
The majority of children in our communities depend on the food they receive at school.
We also want to engage in partnerships with small businesses in our community, so that together we can make a difference.
The Door Church also recently donated with 100 loaves of bread which became a boost in our initiative.
We are continuously looking for contributions so that we reach even more households.
Our goal is to feed over 50 000 families annually across all affected regions and provinces in South Africa serving at least a minimum of 1500 families on a monthly basis.” He added.
Food insecurity remains a global pandemic and therefore remains the Foundation’s ultimate drive in achieving sustainable global goals which is 0% hunger, No child goes to bed hungry initiative.