How do we save the future? I believe the answer to this question lies in this article.  Sometimes unexpected circumstances occur, and one may fall pregnant and may be unable to raise and nurture the child. The individual who may find herself stuck in this predicament may surrender her precious little bundle into the safe hands of The Door of Hope.

 

 

 

What is The Door of Hope you may wonder? In 1999 the Berea Baptist Mission Church rose firmly to combat the issue of abandoned children, some of which were left to die in dustbins, public toilets, and other deplorable places. The church literally created a hole in their wall and a “Baby bin” to allow mothers to leave their babies in it anytime of the day. Once the baby has been placed in the bin safely the care workers receive an electronic alert and they come for the baby. The door of hope is an incredible safe net for abandoned children, allowing them the opportunity for a family and happy bright future.

 

  

We managed to reach out to the ambassador/activist for the Door of Hope, Mr Godfrey Mphatswe. Mphatswe is a modern-day activist who has been fighting to break stigmas on people living with albinism and disabilities. He has now moved his focus towards saving abandoned children. The Door of hope later elected him to be its ambassador/activist; this is what he had to say:

 

“I have been involved with various charities in the past, all in efforts of raising awareness about neglected issues and helping our society wherever it was necessary. When I look at all the issues our country is faced with today, issues such as, incredibly high crime rates and unemployment I realise that one of the possible solutions to preventing the continuation of these issues is to focus on the next generation. If we offer these children a better future, with loving families, proper education and a home they will become great and respected members of the community. Children are the future after all.”

 

 

The Door of Hope is a non-profit organization and it does require a hand now and then. Godfrey kindly pleads with all the members of the community to make efforts to donate the following essentials to make the lives of these beautiful children better and healthier:

 

  • Nappies

  • Nido1+

  • Long Life Milk

  • Epizone E

 

And other baby products!

 

By Tebogo J. Mphatswe

 

 

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