By Siphokazi Naki
Lubabalo Mashiqana, a former CNBC journalist and the founder of The Lubabalo Mashiqana Foundation (TLMF) has launched a “Take a child to school” campaign where they identify needy school learners from different rural areas and townships. The TLMF is a non-profit organization which is aimed at assisting the less fortunate and marginalized communities from different parts of South Africa.
The drive to raise funds has already begun and they have received cases from different parts of the EC. “The aim is to call out to the public to assist us in getting 10 uniform vouchers and other forms of support for the identified kids and their families. All that to ensure that we are doing something to “Take a child to school” this 2021”, said Mashiqana.
The East London Buffalo Toyota is supporting this campaign in the form of transportation for their programs as to reach out to the targeted areas. “Buffalo Toyota pledged its support for the foundation programs after the launch last year and this is apart from the brand ambassador partnership they have with myself”, he added. He further added that they are planning to go from Alice to Mthatha but that will depend on the cases and the availability of resources.
Mashiqana said this campaign is a yearly initiative where he is hoping to help at least ten children this year, which is a plus one from last year where they gave out vouchers to nine children. “The campaign is part of a bigger picture which is the core values, vision and mission of TLMF, which is to advocate for change, specifically focusing on mostly problems affecting the well-being of children,” he concluded.