Byline: Nonjabuliso Nhlambo

14 February 2023

Mrs Ann Memeza founded the Pandemic Community Disaster Foundation which is based in Kinross, Extension 25 which has been feeding orphans and vulnerable children with daily meals every day after school.

The centre is hope for over 180 children from around Kinross community including the Marikana section. 

Currently, the centre is running from Monday to Friday in the afternoons, just after 14h00.

The foundation is running from Mrs Memeza’s pocket at the moment with no sponsors. 

It has  been operating since April 2022  from one of the member’s house, where they cook and prepare  food for children.

The vision of the foundation is to cater for children before they go to school and after school, to also provide shelter where they will be able to do their homework and skill development.

Govan Mbeki Municipality has recently offered the foundation land where they can operate from. 

The land is an open field space with no shelter or structures, which makes it a challenge to feed the children from there on rainy days.

The members of the foundation are pleading with business owners and all potential sponsors to sponsor them with various materials such as building equipment, gas stoves, cooking equipment and office cabinets.

“As members of the community, seeing other children going to school without eating is really painful, so we had to think of something that would make them feel better and so far this initiative is doing great although we still need sponsors”,  said Mrs Ann Memeza.

She further stated that any child is welcome to the centre and they will support them like any other child who has been there since the centre started.

Anyone who wishes to land a helping hand or donate to the foundation can contact Sylvia Mahlangu at 076 6170 188.