Atlegang Bana Foundation receive food parcels Courtesy of Hollywoodbets and Lighthouse Foundation’s Brighter Future Project
This non-profit organisation is based in Dobsonville in the heart of Soweto. Their main focus is to provide a learning programme that they offer on Saturdays for children who may be falling behind or struggling with their school work. They also play host to a feeding scheme where the learners who visit them receive meals. It is important that the Atlegang Bana Foundation continue to provide meals to their beneficiaries because they are reliant on this source of food, even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic. Well-known bookmaker Hollywoodbets decided to step in and make a R12 500 donation which ensured that the foundation was able to hand out 45 food parcels to needy families.
The beneficiaries are currently between seven and 18 years of age. These essential food parcels will ensure that all these young people and their families have a source of food for the days to come, providing them with a sense of security during the lockdown period.
This donation came about after the company’s recent announcement that their Hollywoodbets My Community Programme would be coming together with Nomzamo Mbatha’s Lighthouse Foundation to hand over R1 million to 60 NPOs and NGOs across all nine South African provinces, as a relief effort during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Founder of Atlegang Bana, Katlego Thwane, was grateful to Hollywoodbets as their assistance allowed the foundation to continue running their feeding scheme at this time.
“This contribution will allow us to continue helping our learners, as well as their families now, who rely on the food and meals that they receive from us over the weekend. This will have an even greater impact on them as their entire household will benefit from the parcels,” he said.
Hollywoodbets is heavily involved in supporting the development of communities within Gauteng. “The love, care and attention that the staff at the organisation show to the learners is truly heart-warming. They believe that no learning child should have to study on an empty stomach. This has touched us and we are glad to know that the beneficiaries now have one less thing to worry about other than learning,” explained Lorraine Tshabalala, Hollywoodbets Area Manager for Gauteng.
For more information on Atlegang Bana Foundation, or to show them support, you can contact them via email here