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.
In 2007 Kgomotso Mphela started to gather with children and peers under a tree in Winterveld in order to prevent them from being abused or being exposed to any other crime they may face in the township. 5 years later KCC had been founded and moved to its own stand in Soshanguve, block NN.
In April 2021, almost 10 years after leaving Winterveld, Kgomotso was approached and offered to open a second branch at a stand in Winterveld to work with the children and adolescents there. After some negotiations and plannings it was decided to officially open the second branch of KCC on June 16, Youth Day. In a celebration that was in accordance with local lockdown restrictions children and staff of KCC went from the stand in Soshanguve to the new stand in Winterveld. They were accompanied by a brass band and a group of bikers riding against gender based violence who led the road to the event venue at Winterveld. At the Winterveld stand there was a motivational speech and some performances by the kids of KCC.
At the new branch in Winterveld KCC is offering its educational and leisure programmes to the kids of the community from Monday to Friday. Moreover, it is planned to serve them a meal every day. However, as KCC is growing, donations are very much welcome, especially any kind of donations that help to provide kids at both branches with food. You can find our contact details here.