Kgomotso Motladiile believes it takes a village to raise a child and wants to provide proper housing for the 20 children currently in her care.

Big-hearted alumna has grand plans

A good Samaritan has donated land and now Kgomotso Ecclesia Motladiile is crossing her fingers that someone, somewhere, somehow will help her build a bigger children's home.

Some of the children in Kgmotso’s care come from dysfunctional homes, and some are orphans. Here are a few of them with Kgmotso in the vegetable garden that supplies the household with food.

This alumna of the campus in Mahikeng is currently centre manager at the Legae Motheo Child & Youth Care Centre in rural Seweding at Airport View in Mahikeng.


"Our dream is to see ourselves in our own building," says Kgomotso. The envisaged structure will have to be spacious enough to house the more than 20 vulnerable children currently in the centre’s care and the 13 staff who look after them.


Always ready to help


Kgomotso has always loved children and is always looking out for ways to help those in need. "Even while teaching, I identified vulnerable children, raised funds personally and was able to feed them," she says.


The Legae Motheo Child & Youth Care Centre opened its doors in 2011. For five years, Kgomotso used her own funds and those of other well-wishers to keep the lights on and the centre operating. These days she is able to secure a monthly stipend for her staff thanks to funding and support from the North-West Department of Social Development.


She also plans to re-apply for National Lotteries Commission funding in the near future. The institution was previously funded by the same body.


Kgomotso has a BA degree, an honours degree (BSocSc Psychology) and a master’s degree in peace studies and international relations, all from the NWU.




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