“His ouma is raising him to be a wonderfully kind, caring person.”
Ten-year-old Joshua Roos is from Gordon’s Bay on the False Bay coast. He lives with his grandmother, Manda Roos. His ouma is raising him to be a wonderfully kind, caring person. A person who is touched by the needs of others – and does something about it!
“Joshua has been a busy boy, while achieving excellent results at school too.”
Joshua has been a busy boy, while achieving excellent results at school too. He has been featured here twice before in stories about his charitable projects. We have heard about his soup kitchen. He has organised a wonderful meal for seniors in an old-age home. Then he read about a boy in a rural Eastern Cape village on #ImStaying. His mother couldn’t afford a birthday cake. So, what did Joshua do? Of course, he stepped up to raise money to pay for a cake. And more than that, the donations were enough to buy the birthday boy a bicycle! In addition, he started a BackaBuddy campaign to raise funds for the school in the boy’s village.
“More people will not have to go to bed on an empty stomach.”
Joshua’s Soup Kitchen has been going since March 2018. Now he and his gran want to spread the benefits to still more people. To this end, Manda has started a Backabuddy campaign. She says that reaching their target will enable them to put food on more tables. More people will not have to go to bed on an empty stomach.
To donate to Joshua’s Soup Kitchen, click on the link below or on the blue BackaBuddy banner:
Submitted by: Manda Roos
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I am a retired executive PA, library assistant and English teacher. I love words, so reading, writing, editing and word games are my favourite things to do. I run an editing business, working mostly on academic theses. It gives me so much satisfaction, knowing that I am giving back by making it possible for many a struggling student to have their work edited. When I was anticipating retirement, I felt I wanted to do volunteer work, so I am delighted to be working for #ImStaying.