Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees hosted over 100 homeless people for Mandela Day.
They treated the destitute to a braai. The people, many of whom live in makeshift shelters on the Yeoville ridge and others who squat in peoples’ garages or on corners of peoples’ houses in the Bertrams/ Bez Valley areas are given daily support by Bienvenu monthly with food parcels, school fees, uniforms stationery and clothes.
“But today they are having a treat of braaied meat and, chicken, as well as fruit and a drink – things that are not normally in their diets. We are doing this in honour of the great man, Mandela,” said Sr Kadia Prigol, head of the shelter. Read more