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It takes a village to raise a child – Twyst foundation

About 50 residents from Peace Village in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage received free meals and clothes from a non-profit organization called Twyst Foundation regularly.

Twyst stands for Transforming Women and Youth in Social Trends.

Children, the elderly and the youth carried their dishes to receive delicious meals dished out by a team from Twyst Foundation, which is led by Ntombozuko Jafta.

Jafta, the director of Twyist Foundation, told her ecstatic audience on Friday that “it takes a village to raise a child”.

She said, “When you see children smoking tik, never curse them. Your own child is growing and you will never know what might he or she end up being”.

She said Twyist Foundation was not aligned to any political party and does not campaign for any.

“Our term doesn’t end. We will be there even after the 1 November 2021 municipal elections.

She said Twyist Foundation knocked on many doors of funders in order to survive and that its programmes are sustained by funders locally, nationally and internationally.

“Most of us are unemployed in the community, hence we often approach the Department of Rural Development asking for beads ….so that people can learn how to do traditional necklaces.

“We also have seeds for other gardening community projects.  We don’t ask for a CV in order to rope you into our programmes. We give you skills and everything we have, free of charge.” she said.

By Thamsanqa Mbovane

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