A Giving Garden: The Bongani Community Centre - Hot 91.9

The Bongani Community Centre is a place where over 500 children have a safe environment to go to after school and it is here where the children often receive their only meal for the day. The centre caters for indigent and orphaned children providing food, and assistance with the establishment of food gardens, homework assistance, supervised after care and poverty alleviation.

The centre also assists members of the community affected by HIV/AIDS and it is situated in Glenridge Extension 16, Soweto.

Bongani Mthombeni is the founder and project manager of the community centre. On a daily basis he assists the children with homework and meals, as many of the children are orphans or are living in child-headed households.

Thanks to Rain Queen South Africa, Hot Cares can assist The Bongani Community Centre with veggie planters valued at R 6 700 as well as soil, compost, and seedlings to the value of R 5000. To keep the children safe during the Covid -19 pandemic, the centre will also receive 500 reusable children face masks.