Lina Mokobori, a single mother of two boys has taken it upon herself to care for young people in her community. Born in Ekurhuleni, Lina says parenting two young boys on her own is not a walk in the park but that doesn’t stop her from reaching out to the youth of Egoli Township.
Lina believes that the class of 1976 opened the learning opportunities to everyone living in South Africa to learn in their language of choice. Every year Lina commemorates youth day.
She organises food parcels to give to the youth of Egoli Township in Germiston every year. On this year’s Youth Day she held a workshop in a local park where there were motivational speakers such as teachers and prisoners.
“I have two sons myself therefore I wouldn’t like to see any young person being misguided”, she said.
Lina says that she wishes that young people were not prioritised once a year as children need to be properly guided throughout, but now her challenge is getting the food parcels as it is at least easy to get kids attention through food.
Lina’s initiative impacted the youth in a good way as some promised to change their behaviour for the best and value education.
By Tshepang Ralehoko