As the cofounder and chairperson of the Life 4 U Foundation, Salaminah Mofokeng works on a variety of initiatives to improve the communities of Ivory Park and Tembisa.
The foundation provides disaster and poverty relief by running feeding schemes and caring for widows and orphans, providing them counselling, food and clothing.
It offers youth development services by helping graduates to improve their skills, find job opportunities and encouraging them to volunteer to build their communities.
Mofokeng’s primary task is fundraising and connecting with potential partners and sponsors. Her proudest moment was when CNN featured a project they are running, showing that their work is being recognised beyond South Africa.
She also serves as a volunteer and Gauteng ambassador for My Hands and Heart.
“I have a passion to help the underprivileged and marginalised people in the community, with a dream of seeing a prosperous, poverty-free South Africa,” she says.
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