Care & Hygiene

Unemployed man nonetheless makes distinction

A younger unemployed Mdantsane man has began group growth and animal welfare tasks within the township.

Nevertheless, Benjamin Rexana’s tasks want sponsorships and help to achieve as many areas round East London as potential. Cyfadance Group Improvement Mission, which he established in 2008 with solely two kids, has grown to avoid wasting 37 kids and youth from the streets.

Rexana teaches the kids obligatory life abilities, in addition to dancing classes. “I at all times needed to be taught to bounce. I had a pal who was a dancer in increased major. I noticed dancing from him and TV. I might strive every part I noticed on YoTV’s particular breakdance
programme. So I educate hip hop, breakdance, amapiano, gqom and Pantsula.” he mentioned

Rexana doesn’t solely educate the kids dance classes but additionally educates them about animal and canine care. He says many individuals need canine to guard their houses however don’t take correct care of them. “I began serving to canine within the space in 2016,” Rexana mentioned.

“Two canine in my space had an proprietor however the proprietor didn’t care about them. I used to be feeding the canine they usually began sleeping outdoors my gate each night time as a result of they noticed I’m taking excellent care of them and in addition displaying them love.”

Rexana mentioned he was moved to assist extra canine that have been uncared for by their house owners. “I additionally observed what number of animals are struggling as a consequence of lack of information. Many individuals have by no means been taught find out how to maintain a canine or what to do when it’s sick. Even the identical individuals abusing animals at present have been by no means taught.”

“Even with myself I’ve seen it. I learnt the laborious means as I grew up loving canine, however they stored dying and dying, not due to age, most of them whereas they have been nonetheless puppies. We didn’t know in my home {that a} canine should be given water, de-worming and a vaccine . Even my dad and mom didn’t know.”

“It’s as a result of there was nobody on the market educating how individuals should maintain their animals. When my canine died I might blame individuals and say my canine have been poisoned, and all alongside it was worms that killed them .” added Rexana

He mentioned many individuals have been nonetheless uninformed on find out how to maintain their pets. “Lots of people suppose their canine have been poisoned once they die. It’s one of many causes I’m educating youngsters to allow them to develop up figuring out higher and educate others. “The children accomplish that even with older individuals once they go round feeding canine. For instance, individuals suppose it’s proper to chain canine and also you see individuals in every single place doing that .”

One in every of Rexana’s supporters, Shaun Petzer, mentioned: “Ben actually does must be assisted with the tasks as he was not too long ago donated two bicycles to make deliveries of sponsored pet food.”

“The work he does receives little exterior assist and but he makes such a distinction within the lives of the children and the animals he interacts with.”

He mentioned tasks reminiscent of Rexana’s have been sorely wanted within the township.

“I believe this could be an excellent initiative as a build-up to Mandela Day because the late president was additionally the patron of animals, together with championing human rights, particularly these of the youngsters and youth. He really lives the ethos of Each Day is Mandela Day.” mentioned Petzer

PET CARE: Benjamin Rexana feeds a stray canine in Mdantsane. He additionally teaches youth life abilities and dancing Image: SUPPLIED

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