A nine-year-old girl from Khayelitsha, Kwakho Mamputa has donated two bags of stationery to children affected by Cyclone Idai.
Kwakho who is also a model has two awards under her name for her inspiring volunteer work to improve the lives of those in her community.
Her mother, Brenda Mamputa, said she was proud of her daughter who was working hard to not only improve her life, but the lives of others.
“She was able to do the donations through a beauty pageant she entered. With the help of many people, we were also able to start the Kwakho Mamputa Bread and Butter foundation,” her mother said.
Through her soup kitchen, Kwakho helps feed children in her community and also shares beauty pageant skills with children who have an interest.
Last year, Kwakho was honoured with the Young Person to Watch award at the inaugural Imagine Awards, where she was the youngest recipient.
The awards recognise individuals, organisations and institutions involved in initiatives aimed at making a social impact in various sectors.
She is also a recipient of the Community Development award from the 2018 African Children of the Year Awards. The awards, the initiative of 12-year-old author Stacey Fru, recognise the contributions of Africa’s children towards motivating, growing and transforming the continent’s economy with the theme “Elevating the African Child”.