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Media students promote hygiene for orphanages

Boston media house PR students in Pretoria Arcadia, today handed the Mohau childcare centre with hygiene products.

This initiative was in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of hygiene and caring for our communities. The students also aimed to drive an initiative by youth, for the youth.

Following 10th centennial of Mandela day last week, the PR students painted the Mohau Children and youth Care centre in kalafong Attridgeville, through their Paint-Hope campaign.

As part of its annual initiative, Boston students decided to put their hands to worth on the 16th July, by refurbishing the home, and playing with the kids at the Centre. Boston Media House choose Mohau Centre due to its financial difficulties and to thank Mama Esther Jaca, Mohau childcare centre Manager, for her diligent effort in remaining a solid foundation in the

Orphaned children lives.

Mohau Child and Youth Care Centre provides care and support to orphaned, abused, abandoned, neglected and terminally ill children and their families who are infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. Mohau Centre provides temporary or permanent residential care and community based social services to the children and families. Children are placed at the centre through court order.

Thabitha Makgoka said “There were many worthy courses we could have chosen, but this one rang close to home, as some of us are orphans, and we lacked role models to look up to; this is our chance to be role models to our orphaned siblings”

The students collected hygiene packs that includes over 100 toothpastes, bar soaps and pads to donate to the home.  The School said to match the number of the collected items and will add to it bathing towels and other hygiene essentials. House and City Campus students donated these necessities.

Annesunute Bostons PR lecturer was really proud of her students saying: “I’ve been observing you guys through this campaign, you guys were humble, and working together as a team. No one had an ego problem this year, you served your community whole heartedly and I know you are better people in society”. 

Mrs Esther Jaca, was just as proud and happy for receiving the donations, saying: “you kids should be proud of yourselves for thinking of other kids. For not only raisings funds to buy hygiene products to donate, but also putting in the work to come and paint the children’s TV room and play room. To bring dignity to these children’s lives, I commend you and your efforts.”

“Despite the challenges of raising funds and having to keep up with our school work, we are very happy with the campaign and how it turned out. We fare exceeded our expectations with the number products we managed to gather and having a media house like Gauteng news to cover this event was a highlight,” said Thulani a PR student.

Mam Esther also encourages others to feel free to come and donate whatever it is you have, they have a shop that sells second hand things, to help generate some income for the centre.

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