Last night (25 February 2016), we joined the Isinkwa SeTheku team in going out to the night shelters to visit with the residents.
Isinkwa SeTheku is a not-for-profit that operates to bring hope to the homeless of our city. Every Thursday night they meet and divide into teams that go to various shelters and visit the guys on the streets. They visit the best and the worst of shelters to take food and a listening ear to those in need. They also do a potjie day once a month to feed the people living on the street.
I had the privilege of going to a very new shelter in Durban called Haven of Hope. It has only been operating for about 5/6 months but has put some really good things in place that will make it a safe place for people in need to stay. They have 2 stories – one for males and one for females. Everything is very clean and neat and they have very strict rules around hygiene of the residents and cleanliness of the building. Well done to the Family trust that has seen the need and done something about it!
If you are ever at a loss for something to do on a Thursday night, i would recommend joining the Isinkwa SeTheku team in visiting the less fortunate of our city. They meet at the St Paul’s Anglican Church on Monty Naiker Street at 6:45pm.