NPO helping disadvantaged girls
In 2018 Sharlot Mocharene and Rati Mkhabela started a non-profit organization called “For Those Who Hope- Girls School of Integrity”. Two years later they still going strong and now they asking the public to donate old shoes for their new initiative “Old Shoe Drive Campaign”.
“For those Who Hope- Girls School of Integrity” was inspired by the serious need to help disadvantaged girls in the community. Mocharene and Mkhabela stated, “During the pandemic we have been providing food parcels for the needy. However, we discovered a serious need for shoes hence this recent Old Shoe Drive.”
They are situated in a town called Thabazimbi in Limpopo. They both work for the Department of Education and they were exposed to the vulnerability of the kids on a daily basis. They said, “The challenges that we face are child headed families because of deceased parents, abuse from extended family members and starvation due to poverty and lack of employment”.
When asked about the future plans for their organisation they responded, “It is to establish an institution where we specifically empower a girl child to be independent, and a youth centre that will cater for all races and gender. We want to assist the youth and keep them off the streets by motivating them to do something about their lives despite, their background.”
To find out how you can donate shoes please visit Old Shoe Drive Facebook page.