- A Cape Town man is being lauded for turning his childhood home into a youth hub for his local community
- Mboneleli Gqirana lives in Khayelitsha and has had this idea in mind since 2014 but has just implemented it
- Mboneleli will meet with community stakeholders to discuss how to use the space he provided in the coming months
A Cape Town man has decided to turn his home into a youth hub. 29-year-old Mboneleli Gqirana and his wife 28-year-old Siphelele said the concept of turning his home into a safe space for the youth in his community has been with them since 2014.
Mboneleli is a father of three and he has been living in the yellow RDP house in Khayelitsha since his childhood. He credited his late mother for the idea as she helped neighbours without hesitation.
Mboneleli said his wife had been supportive from the beginning of this journey. The family will move out this week and rent a place until Mboneleli buys them a permanent home that they plan to move into in 2021.
In an interview with YOU, Mboneleli said he would be meeting with community stakeholders in the next month to not only discuss partnerships but also how to use the space he's providing in the best way possible.
A report by VukaniNews confirmed that Mboneleli had worked and volunteered for many different development organisations over the past decade. He said that he understands the importance of developing communities and believes that people have the responsibility to help change their communities.
In other inspiring news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a boy who was dubbed a hero after raising money to buy nappies for single moms. Eleven-year-old Cartier Carey has just become an internet sensation.
This comes after a picture as well as the short story about how he became a hero to single moms has been making its rounds on various social networks. The little boy wanted to help make a difference in the lives of single mothers.
This is when he came up with the decision to set up a lemonade stand, wherein he clearly sold tons and tons of lemonade since he was able to make enough money to buy 22 000 baby diapers.
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