5 inspiring stories all parents should read
We have rounded up five of the most inspiring stories of hope, where children gave their guardians as much love and life as they received.

Being a parent is one of life’s most difficult experiences. Between nappy changes, rotten teeth and extra maths lessons, kids teach their folks just as much as they learn and make the crazy rollercoaster all seem worth it in the end. We have rounded up five of the most inspiring stories of hope, where children gave their guardians as much love and life as they received.

Meet the coach unearthing township gems on the baseball diamond

The Alexandra Baseball Club has been running for a decade now, under the guidance of Tedius Mncube. He chose to pitch baseball to the kids of his community for the same reason that he believes in each one of them – oddballs tend to surprise.

 

This soccer mom is turning champion kids into future leaders

With a wry smile, Mosela Motsoari looks on from the sidelines of the Butterfly Football Club’s dusty home turf. Winning is a habit that her boys have grown into, but for now, she’s more concerned with keeping them focused on their off-field exploits.

 

One woman. 257 mouths to feed. She won’t let hunger win

Caring for others wasn’t a choice for Lydia Hlophe. As a small gesture of kindness she began offering hot meals to those with nothing, starting a soup kitchen from home. Before she knew it, she had gone from feeding 40 mouths to sustaining 257 people.

 

The grandma using knitting to protect kids from violence

Connie Abrahams hasn’t got much, but for two sure things: the skill of knitting and the wealth of accumulated wisdom that comes with being a grandmother. Armed with nothing more than rolls of wool and her needles, she’s using knitting to create a way out for South Africa’s future.

 

Inspired by Picasso to teach kids how to hope

Acornhoek. It’s a pretty name. But the small town is marred by the scars of inequality. From this murky hopelessness appears a fleck of colour, a splash of hope on the paintbrush of Walter Sibuyi, who believes that art can save the children of his community.

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