Spreading the gift of hope
- Published: Thursday, 13 June 2019 09:55
KIA Motors South Africa donates R100,000 to Home of Hope for Girls in Johannesburg - Cash donation to assist the organisation in providing a safe environment
KIA Motors South Africa this week made a donation of R100,000 to Home of Hope for Girls in Johannesburg. The donation is one of a series of charitable donations made in the company’s pursuit of making a difference in the lives of others.
Home of Hope of Girls began in 2000 when the home’s founder, Khanyisile Motsa – affectionately known as Mam Khanyi – refused to close her eyes to the reality of what she saw on the streets of Hillbrow and Berea.
“Every child has the right to safety, care and education, but for thousands of forgotten children this is nothing but a dream,” says Mam Khanyi. “The situation is beyond dire. Criminals pay agents, who target orphans and unprotected children, who traffic these children from rural areas. They are essentially ‘owned’ by their exploiters, and are abused, prostituted and made to sell drugs. Their ID documents are frequently taken, making their escape and later identification very difficult.”READ MORE