The K&M Foundation, which is based in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, was founded by Koketso Donald Matjiane and Molemo Justen Modisakeng. The organization was founded in November 2021, and its first event was conducted in December, when they invited 129 young children from the neighborhood to come and have fun. They had arranged for jumping castles, swimming pools, and single parents to help with food and to ensure that the children were not injured while playing.
“For our recent event we wanted to show love to the elders in the community by hosting a special day for them because they know that some of their children work far away from home and are only left with the little ones,” Koketso Matjiane said. “By hosting this event, we want to show them that we’re still here with them and that they’re still part and parcel of the community by bringing elderly parents together.”
He went on to say that the grandparents were chosen after going door to door handing out invitation letters, visiting local churches to hand out invitation letters so that church leaders could read them to the congregation, and finally informing their colleagues about the event so that they could spread the word and invite parents from their communities.
They didn’t have any partnerships when they held the event, but Mogale Pharmacy contributed 48 bottles of water. They mostly paid for the event out of their own pockets because some people alluded to the short notice. Mrs. Mamkgopa, a local citizen from Mabopane Block A, thanked everyone who attended the ceremony and recommended the organizers to pray because they might face opposition.
By: Khensani Khoza.