Lioness Netball Club receives new kit from local nonprofit
A nonprofit that works to empower teens donated training shoes to the Lioness Netball Club on June 26.
The generous donation was made by Khula LGT Community Youth Development Organization. The Lioness Netball Club was founded last year by Samu Sithole, a member of the Fandis informal settlements community, to help young people stay fit and keep them off the streets.
Khula LGT vice president Zandile Moagi said the organization cares about the well-being of young people, especially those from disadvantaged communities. “Giving back and showing support is what Khula is all about. We support community initiatives aimed at helping young people keep their dreams alive. The state of the playground in this community is not conducive to playing any kind of sport, as there is a landfill nearby that could endanger their health and prevent them from pursuing their dreams.
“We call on the sponsors to help us with the funding so that we can further help these children with basic needs and make their dreams come true.”
Lioness Netball Club founder Samu Sithole said the players were very happy to have proper shoes to play on.
“In our society children are used for drugs, some are kidnapped and do a lot of other bad things. Seeing this as a parent really touched me, and that’s why I brought them together to help them. We are happy to receive this gift from Khula LGT. This will encourage our players and help them perform better on the pitch. “