A day made for winners

Today, Kgomotso Children Centre was on the road making its mark on several occasions. They auditioned for SABC's morning live news, won prizes at a talent competition and shoot a documentary with Plus Fab.

In the morning, the KCC dance group went to an audition for SABC 2's morning live news. After the audition they were chosen to perform at an event of morning live news on 30 November. The performance will be recorded live. In preparation of the event, the dance group will be taken shopping for uniforms.

In the afternoon, KCC left the auditions and went to a talent competition at revival church in Soshanguve Block FF. There were eight organisations competing in five categories which were dancing, solo music, band music, spelling bee, and poetry. The children and youth of Kgomotso Children Centre performed very well and won in both categories they had registered for.

One first place trophy was received in dancing. In this category the junior dance group of KCC children from age six to twelve performed a gumboot dance which wowed the three judges and spectators. They eventually were chosen winners of this category. Moreover, the KCC senior dance group of youth from 14 to 18 years of age came in as runners-up. They had performed a tsonga dance. The other first place trophy was awarded to Nnene in the category of spelling bee. She was chosen the best in spelling English words.

While some of the KCC children were at the talent competition another group of KCC kids was shooting a documentary with the Plus Fab company. The documentary is about the 16 days of activism which is a motion supporting victis of rape and violence against children and women.

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Kgomotso Mphela is one of the 2021 winners of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans. She was honoured in the category "rural development projects" together with 9 other fellow South Africans. 

On Youth Day 2021 Kgomotso Children Centre opened a new branch in Winterveld. Almost 10 years after moving from the original place under a tree in Winterveld to establish the youth centre at Block NN in Soshanguve KCC is happy to be back in Winterveld, again.

After another closure due to the lockdown situation KCC has finally opened again in February. While some activities are still restricted due to level 3 lockdown everyone at KCC was eager to start again with their work. 

Looking back at 2020, a year that has been very difficult to all of us, we want to thank those who supported us throughtout the year. After we had started with the We Can't Eat Air Campaign in April more organisations and people approached KCC to offer their help.

On the third day of the "We Can't Eat Air - Campaign" the remaining families received their long-awaited food parcels. The first phase of the campaign has now come to an end. We thank everyone who helped to make it a great success.

The second day in a row KCC staff and supporters went out to reach more families in the community providing them with food parcels. Families were crying because they had not had food for days, only surviving with drinking water.

We take actions while government is still making plans. Due to lockdown Kgomotso Children Centre had to close its doors - but it didn’t close its eyes. We started the „We Can’t Eat Air - Campaign“ to hand out food parcels to 65 families of KCC kids who are in a desperate situation.

Due to the nation-wide lockdown KCC currently is closed. Few staff are staying at the centre for cases of emergency. It's expected we willl re-open when schools open again. Stay safe!

We are bringing cinema to the township! KCC is now doing a monthly movie day for the community. Kids, youth and adults - everyone is welcome. The next movie day will be 6 and 7 of March.

Shortly after KCC had opened its doors for another year the US ambassador came for a visit to get an impression of the work that is being done at the children's centre.