Loving day to day care
Mama Angel took a trip to Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni to visit the Mohau Orphans and Disabled Home.
The home is a permanent residence to 50 disabled children and seven abandoned children. It also provides daycare for 20 disabled children. The residents range in age from two to 30.
The home is the brainchild of Mamohau Ntsoane who founded it in 1986 in Roets Drive. It now occupies two homes as it has also become a daycare centre for 50 disabled adults.
The home subsists on the little it makes by selling beadwork and handcrafted traditional garb. Some of the residents have grants but most were taken to the home by social workers.
It is run by six trained care workers.
Ntsoane said: "We struggle because relatives of some of the children who receive grants do not give the money to us.
"The children are further disadvantaged by their mental disabilities. The parents often desert the children without realising how precious they are," she said.
Ntsoane is a recipient of the Order of the Baobab, a Nation Building Community Award nominee and she has several awards from other newspapers and from the mayor of Ekurhuleni.
Mama Angel brought groceries.
"We really appreciate your help and we will thank you in our prayers. We wish you good luck in whatever you plan to do. Thanks a million. May God bless Sowetan and its people," said Ntsoane.