Build our nation through ACFS
My name is Mavis Nyati.
As a child I benefited from ACFS. Life was not simple at home. I had two sisters and two brothers and my parents were finding it difficult to make ends meet.
And then ACFS came to our rescue. They gave my mother a plot to plough, and bread and milk five days a week. They gave us school uniforms and clothing from their donors and we were so happy.
Most of the time, we went to school without food. But when we came home, we knew there was hope. The bread and milk that my mother would collect from the Jabavu Centre was our hope. The vegetables she ploughed was our hope too, supplementing our meals and bringing in a small income.
Now that I am grown up, I can fully appreciate everything ACFS did for us. ACFS played a parental role. They raised us. They paid our school fees and visited the school to check on our progress. They built a foundation for our lives.
Today I am a teacher. Most of the beneficiaries have moved into many different professions. ACFS has helped build the nation and are still doing it, without any help from government.
Today I am serving at ACFS because I have seen its work and I want to give back to the less fortunate children in our country. I thank all the sponsors who support ACFS, and make this organisation a success. We pray for you that God richly blesses you and gives you strength to go on doing the good work, at schools, crèches, locations and all the ACFS centres.