Madiba Day 2020

Madiba Day 2020

On a sunny winter’s day in Johannesburg a team from Tshepo Community Development Initiative sets out.  Armed with masks, hand sanitiser, homemade soup, beanies and blankets they set out to serve those who are living on the street during this trying time.  The team, on...
Yielding readers

Yielding readers

Yielding readers Yield Coffee Bar in 8th street Linden, is a favourite in the neighbourhood. An escape on days when lockdown becomes overwhelming…  A corner of this beloved coffee shop is dedicated to a book shelf, a book exchange: an initiative by Tshepo...
Partnership for Impact in Windsor

Partnership for Impact in Windsor

Gavin is deep in conversation with a kid when I walk in. My eye catches the star-covered display on the right. Gavin, or more fondly known as Uncle Tin-Tin and his wife, Esther (Auntie Chockie) partnered with Tshepo to run the Windsor Aftercare in April this year. The...
Learning to help without hurting

Learning to help without hurting

On a random Saturday in September, a couple of individuals came together for a workshop with the topic How to help without hurting.  This workshop was attended by over 30 volunteers and pastors from the various churches in the Linden fraternal, who are working...
Happiness

Happiness

She introduces herself as Lethabo “Happy” Sebopa. Lethabo means happy – so happy happy.

I asked her where the happy came from: she says she is just happy. She likes laughing, she loves kids and have been able to combine these two characteristics into an internship in the community of Windsor at the Tshepo Community Development Initiative after-care.

Lethabo graduated from matric in 2018 and was looking for a job to keep her busy during her gap-year, before enrolling for her degree in Psychology.