Paarl-based community initiative, Magda se Sopkombuis (Magda's Soup Kitchen) does incredible work to feed local communities. Magda and her team recently joined Heart 104.9 FM to support the radio station's #16DaysForYouth outreach initiative.
SAMBRA's Western Cape Executive Committee was so inspired by Heart FM and Magda's work to uplift the local youth, that they joined the respective teams at Helderberg Primary in Bishop Lavis where Magda and her team of volunteers set up a mobile soup kitchen to feed the children.
They donated R40,000 - proceeds generated during an auction of table art pieces, member paintings and sponsored tool kits at the 2017 SAMBRA Conference gala dinner - towards #16DaysForYouth and Magda se Sopkombuis.
This donation was used to purchase much-needed electronic appliances for Astra School in Bishop Lavis, ingredients and cooking utensils for Magda se Sopkombuis, and more.
SAMBRA's Eddie Martin and Randall Langenhoven were also afforded the opportunity to speak with Irma G about SAMBRA, as well as youth training and skills development in the MBR sector.
"One of SAMBRA's EXCO members introduced the team to Magda's soup kitchen," explains Randall Langenhoven. "Magda Meyer, or more affectionately known as Aunty Magda, has a heart of gold and dedicates her life to feeding thousands of children in Paarl and across the Cape Peninsula.
"We salute her, her family and friends for the selfless work they do. Her love, care and dedication to helping others is testament to the humility and selflessness that we often forget exists in today’s world."
SAMBRA is proud and feel privileged that we could contribute through our member donation fund to such an initiative because of our concern for youth unemployment, lack of skills among youth and the barriers that prevent youth from accessing quality training.