That’s easier said than done when you are a black kid growing up in Schoemansdal, a poor community in Mpumalanga that SCORE works in.
After working hard throughout the whole year to qualify for the International Cup of Heroes 2014 in Pretoria, the team of Schoemansdal – which came in …? Place – decided to collectively gather clothes and give them to needy children at Thembalethu Home Based Care.
“It’s unusual to see black people giving to these kids, in most cases only whites are helping them, especially with clothes. These ones are not rags but beautiful clothes which will make them proud to wear them.” said Wendy Ngubane of Thembalethu.
According to the players of the Schoemansdal team, helping the community is part of their rules and they feel honoured to have helped. One of the players – Abednego Matsebula – said: “I know how cold it is this time of the year, I believe these clothes will help them to overcome the chilly weather.”
Wendy Ngubane also acknowledged that the people giving were so young and said that “I believe other young people will learn from the SCORE Cup of Heroes, because this will make them respectable citizens.”