In 2017 whilst visiting Ikhaya we were impressed by a young man whose dream it was to go to hotel school. One of Huntingtower's board members, Claudia Banks very generously donated money to help make it happen. He was a bright articulate young man with an excellent future ahead of him. However, this week we received the sad news of his passing. He was stabbed in the community and died instantly. This is a reminder to us of the terrible and vulnerable circumstances in which these people live. We appreciate more than ever the wonderful work that Susan does to give these children a shelter and keep them as safe as possible.
Susan reflected on the impact this young man had on the community and she expressed how devastated they were by this loss and the huge hole left in their hearts hearts where this bright young man had dwelled.
Our condolences go out to Sihle's family, to Susan and the entire Ikhaya community.