Community Visits on the 5th of May

"If you have a WHY to live for then there will always be a HOW"

Community GardeningAs I write today’s newsclip, I write it with a Heavy and a Happy heart at the same time. Why is life so unfair for so many people and yet so full of abundance for others, and I regard myself as the latter. I have the privilege of doing my community rounds on a regular basis and today was no exception. So with my boot loaded with clothes, seedlings and 5 bags of compost for a community garden, I set off this morning to deliver the seedlings in different parts of the city. What struck me and really deeply, was the number of young unemployed people; women and men sitting around on street corners, some still in their PJ’s others drinking alcohol already at 9.00am in the morning – surely this cannot be the life that they chose or has it become the NORM – I kept thinking if only I could create meaningful jobs for some of them – at least this could give them some purpose in their lives – some may argue that unemployment does not fuel crime – but imagine you were in the same predicament and have to feed your family – what would you do in desperation!! I have no immediate answers but what I do know is that for as long as I have a job where I earn a salary – I am obligated to keep trying to assist others and hopefully by supporting them in some small way – they would be inspired to create something meaningful for themselves and their families. There is no such thing as TOO LITTLE or TOO SMALL – all the little efforts together Make a Huge Difference. Just been greeted with a happy smile is enough!!

Junior CarwashCommunity Protests at Junior CarwashI wrote about Junior’s Carwash in the past and the fact that he was killed in December by some unknown gunmen who have still not been caught. I even popped around there this morning and the irony of it all – 5 months down the line – is that the spot is still as spotlessly clean albeit that the carwash is not as busy any more and the debris that you see in the photo below is as a result of a service delivery protest which happened on Tuesday right in front of his carwash but no one damaged his sign board and structure!! So clearly even though Junior is no more – he is still remembered for what he did – or that is at least what I want to believe also having had a chat to some of the guys who worked for him.
Seki Women’s Foundation
Happy, smiling faces like these – make it all worth while – these little girls receive a meal a day from the Seki Women’s Foundation in New Brighton!!