SSCC helps disadvantaged orphans and elderly women
“Our aim is to take women out of poverty,” said Seipone Sasechaba Community Center (SSCC) vice chair- person Nhlanhla Ndlovu at the 29 September Pick ’n Pay Cosmo Mall grocery give-away for vulnerable women and children in Cosmo City.
SSCC helps disadvantaged orphans and elderly women in Cosmo City by providing free health and women rights education, clothing and groceries.
SSCC, which currently caters for more than 400 residents, is a Non- Profit Organisatiion founded in 2017 by six women: Rejaina Moipone Sephiri, Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Kholiswa Manyana, Nomsa Prudence Sephiri, Minah Mpho Lekwane and Livhuwani Elda Mokgabi. SSCC works together with various stakeholders to fight against gender discrimination and gender-based violence in the community.
Every month SSCC gives away food and clothing to the needy. On 29 September, the NPO teamed up with Pick n Pay Cosmo Mall to give away groceries.
“We would like to thank various stakeholders who support our initiative,” said Ndlovuat the Pick ‘n Pay Cosmo Mall give-away. “A lot of women have been affected by poverty in our community. We try by all means to find the most affected women and children in the community to provide them with a sense of belonging. We provide them with training programmes that will improve their livelihood. We also want to help the community get rid of child and women abuse.”
Ndlovu explained that they teach women about the importance of child immunization and encourage those who live with HIV to adhere to treatment.
Elsie Nthapelang, one of the SSCC beneficiaries, said that she was happy to be considered by the NPO.
“I am happy, not only for myself but for everyone who is benefiting from SSCC,”she told Cosmo City Chronicle. “I hope they continue expanding beyond Cosmo City. We are also happy for the committed stakeholders like Pick n Pay, we really appreciate their effort.”
Zolile Nomcweya of Pick n Pay Cosmo Mall said giving back to the community is a good process as we are building good relationships with people that support us .