- Ebrahim Abrahams had been saving up to purchase a car for his daughter to reward her for graduating
- Upon seeing the plight of the needy in his community, he opted to use the R70 000 (GHC21,968.44) to initiate a feeding scheme instead
- The primary school teacher revealed that his remarkable daughter not only supported the idea, but has donated to the cause as well
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YEN.com.gh has reported on many wonderful stories of Ubuntu during the Covid-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown.
Ebrahim Abrahams' noble gesture is right up there with the best of them.
The Grade 6 teacher had been saving up to reward his daughter with a car upon completion of her PhD in Geology.
However, Daily Voice reported that Abrahams was so moved by the need in his community, that he decided to use the R70 000 to start a feeding scheme instead.
The father of 10 works at Kewtown Primary School in Cape Town and wondered how the needy children were coping with the school closure.
Abrahams explained, "“I wondered how they were surviving the lockdown without the meals from school.”
The best part is that his 26-year old daughter Miengah not only supported his proposal, but has even donated to the cause.
Abrahams added, “My family supported me from the first day I announced this and they are the ones who help prepare the daily meals.”
YEN.com.gh learnt that the feeding scheme has been operating since the inception of the lockdown and has been serving 500 meals per day.
Previously, YEN.com.gh reported that a woman revealed that for a month, her husband and his team had been serving three meals a day to the homeless.
Marion Peake also said 4 800 food parcels have been packed to help the less fortunate.
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