Goal: R5,000.00 | Still Needed: R4,950.00 | Total Supporters So Far: 1 | Amount of People in Need: 11
Martha Mamokebe’s love for children led her on the path where, today, she looks after 11 orphans aged from 3 months to 3 years old. Being a teacher, she always knew her destiny was to look after children, but she never thought that she would eventually become their guardians.
In 2015 she left her job as a teacher and started doing some volunteer work in her community. That where she met a set of twins that were only 15 days old. They were already at an orphanage, but there wasn’t enough space to keep them there.
When the twins reached 3 months of age, Martha received the paperwork making her their legal guardian, although little did she know what was to happen next.
With her new-found responsibility, she decided to take up her role as a teacher once again in 2016. She had received word that the orphanage from where the twins came was closing down and wanted to know whether she would be interested in taking over.
In 2019 all the T’s were crossed and the I’s dotted and was she the proud legal guardian of 11 children in Rustenburg East.
Martha remains a teacher, using her salary to compensate for the R9,500 deficit of her Centre. She has employed two caretakers that look after the children while she’s at work, joining them as soon as she can.
Tsholofelo Tumelong Home Centre receives support from the Department of Social Development, although she only receives a grant for 5 of her children. With no other support or means of funding, she continues providing and loving for her children out her own pocket.
Photographer: Siphiwe Harris from Click2ArtMedia | Voice Artist: Thulisa Mayalo | Writer: Eugene du Plessis
Type of Cause:Babies, Children and Youth, Community, Vulnerable Children