The staff at Dira O Direlwe Drop in Centre, the Department of Agriculture and rural development and the jubilant children after the event. Photo: Mzamane Ringan


Modimolle farmers give back to the community


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The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in company of Modimolle farmers visited Dira O Direlwe Drop In Centre on Tuesday, 11 April to hand over vegetables.

During this special occasion the department’s deputy director responsible for farming in Modimolle Sammy Lebele urged farmers to be more involved in building their communities. 

He encouraged them to contribute in whatever way possible, to assist local centres and schools in setting up vegetable gardens.

“We are also encouraging farmers to adopt a centre or a school each, where they will donate some of their produce from time to time in an effort to end hunger,” he said.  

Dira O Direlwe’s board chairperson Pastor Felix Fambi thanked both the department and farmers for their contribution towards building the society.

“We really appreciate this relationship. Farmers are very important in our society as they help our communities to grow. We are also praying to God to open the gates of heaven and give us rain, so that these farmers can be able to produce more,” Fambi said.

Fambi said they are looking forward to a continued relationship with the department and the local farmers, in a quest to feed those children who are less fortunate. 

Johannes Monyebodi of B and J Mixed Farming said they are willing to remain close to the community.

“The government through the Fetsa Tlala (Eradicate Hunger) initiative is doing a great job of ensuring that farmers are producing food to eradicate poverty. As farmers we also feel the need to go back to our communities and play our role in ending hunger,” he said.     

Dira O Direlwe caters for about 200 orphaned and vulnerable children. 

14 months ago       20 April 2017