Sedibeng Soul Food: A Beacon of Support for Bophelong Children’s Home

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Thabo Maluleke

In a heartfelt report from our Sedibeng Soul Food Manager, Kenny Mabunda, we learn of the resilient spirit of Selogadi Mohlala, a 22-year-old who faced a devastating loss February 2022 when her mother, Emily Mohlala, passed away due to diabetes. Emily was not only a mother but also the founder of the Bophelong Children’s Home in Vanderbijlpark Park.

In the face of this heartbreaking loss, Selogadi finds comfort and support from the Soul Food Family. She extends her deepest appreciation to Soul Food, recognizing it as one of the steadfast pillars that sustain Bophelong Children’s Home.

Yet, amidst this appreciation, we are reminded of the growing need. Social workers and the South African Police Service (SAPS) are increasingly relying on the center, bringing more victimized and abandoned children, who seek refuge and protection. The weight of this responsibility has grown, and regrettably, there have been no additional funds or donations to meet this increasing demand.

This highlights the critical role organizations like Soul Food play in our communities. We stand united in our commitment to make a difference, but we also recognize the urgency of collective support. Together, we can ensure the well-being and future of these vulnerable children, carrying forward the legacy of compassion established by Emily Mohlala.


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