- A stunning new initiative aims to provide beggars with food and pay while beautifying South Africa’s streets
- The project is the brainchild of the Samuels Siza Foundation in Durban
- Up to 400 beggars will be employed through the initiative and it could boost tourism in the city as well
Begging has become a huge problem in South Africa.
Many Durbanites have shared their frustration on the issue but a charity organisation is doing something about the problem.
The Samuels Siza Foundation has embarked on a venture to feed and pay beggars a stipend.
Spencer-Rae Kerr shared the news via Facebook, which includes a beautiful video.
Beggars in Durban can be seen wearing bright red t-shirts donated by the organisation.
The charity reveals that it is now ready for the next phase of the project.
Beggars will soon be seen wearing green t-shirts as they’ll be working in flower gardens at intersections throughout the city.
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The key objectives of the organisation are to employ 400 beggars, restore pride in the beggars and the city as a whole, clean up intersections, attract tourism and reduce crime.
The foundation is calling on the public to assist by donating via their website at www.samuelssizafoundation.org.za.
Briefly.co.za noted the overwhelmingly positive reaction via social media as South Africans pledged their support.
Gholam Fareed Mahomed said, “This is the news I want to see, kudos to the pioneers who initiated this wonderful undertaking.”
Wayne En Jess Staude added: “Well done! This is a fantastic initiative. I trust you get loads of support and grow from strength to strength.”
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