71 children who are part of the KZNCU Township and Rural Development Programme received a full cricket kits each from the Institute for Learning and Motivation – South Africa (ILM-SA).

Fatima Asmal, the founder and a trustee of ILM-SA, a Durban-based NGO, said the donation had been made possible by an anonymous donor.

“We had shown the donor videos of children in the programme sharing cricket equipment – including helmets – which moved him tremendously,”

“Being a cricket lover himself, he decided that he would like each child to receive a kit of his/her own.” – Fatima Asmal

Fatima confirmed that each cricketer received a helmet, pads, gloves, an Abdo guard, a bat, cricket shoes and a kit bag. In total, the equipment is valued at R200 000. She also added that Kookaburra had assisted by substantially discounting prices and donating bats for the junior age divisions.

The ILM-SA volunteers worked together to donate kit bags filled with toiletries, groceries and other gifts to the 14 township coaches involved in the kids sporting activities.

The manager of the KZNCU Township and Rural Development Programme, Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo, said that the gesture would hopefully motivate the children to excel in their game.

“The programme caters for 9000 children – it is not possible for us to provide cricketing equipment for individual children and this will mean so much to the children who are receiving them.” – Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo

A local sporting star, Senuran Muthusamy from the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, gave a speech to motivate the children and after the event, he gave them all autographs. This inspiring day has changed the lives of 71 children and it is all thanks to a generous donor and the hard work done by everyone else. See their happy faces below.

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