Tshegofatso Medupe (Coordinator Ga-Rankuwa)
My name is Tshegofatso Lesenyeng Medupe and I live in Ga-Rankuwa. In March 2010 I had a meeting with children in Zone 1, Ga-Rankuwa, asking them what would they like to do if I opened this centre for them. Ideas came flowing and we didn’t waste any time,on the 25 March 2010 we opened for children to start coming in everyday after school.
I like what I do with children because I love children and I also want to see children safe. I like children who makes positive & right choices in their lives,I also like to guide them to be able to focus on education and future. My main goal for starting this project: was to take children out of the streets and provide them with a safe and open environment to learn and play. My fear: was the way children are so exposed to drugs, technology that shows negative influences and loss of interest in Education.
I have always believed that God created each one of us for a purpose and I am glad that today I am serving my purpose in life. We are brought into this world to be stewards of God’s creation and our project is doing exactly that.
We have children who comes in everyday after school;to be assisted with homework and projects from school. We give them meals,they play games,they do Bible study,health education, dance,drama,art,computer and peer education.
I am blessed to have volunteers at Tumelong ECD Centre who works tirelessly and with passion to make sure this project is a success. Emily Everson (joined in February 2011)she teaches Bible Study & Health Education,Orateng Moche (joined in October 2011)teaches Art & Computer. And both of them also helps with homeworks,projects,preparing meals, compiling reports, do admin work and filling attendance register.
We also have 2 part time volunteers who are also passionate about keeping young children away from streets. And with their specialities they are also helping in building and shaping the future of these young ones. Tebogo Mogapi teaches Drama,she joined us in June 2010 while Mosa Mahlangu teaches Dance & Music and he joined us in August 2012.
Hi! I am Lorrain Maseko, I started working with Tumelong Mission and Development in September 2008.
I am working in the Rustenburg Archdeaconry covering from the Rustenburg CBD into the far west of Rustenburg, Dwarsberg- Letlhakeng area as a field worker. I really enjoy what I am doing, “working with the needy”. It’s a dream come true because it has been my passion to be a social worker and this is something related to it. “Advocacy for the needy.”