The Soweto Uprising, also known as 16 June, where a series of protests led by high school students in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. To the brave youth that took part, some losing their lives, an annual Youth Day was set to commemorate their sacrifices. June is often referred to as Youth Month and Heart FM through our 16 Days For Youth initiative emphasising the message of how important our youth are. It’s not just about commemoration, we’ll be celebrating the youth of today, the amazing advances young people have led the world in. We asked you to nominate individuals who are helping and giving back in various communities, and we received many nominations about Iasa Isaacs who runs a soup kitchen at her own house in Bonteheuwel. The name of her soup kitchen is Point of Giving.

She’s run the kitchen for two years and with the lockdown she has been feeding the community of Bonteheuwel even more so because the demand for food is so much greater. Monday to Friday, she makes a 100 litre and a 130 litre pots of food. She cooks up nutritious food like, vegetables soup, Dhal curry, lentils curry with rice or bread and Ahkni. The need is so big in that area, and Iasa always tries her best to make a change in everyones lives.

Iasa feeds 100-200 people (some days more) and 50-100 kids (some days more). Every bit of donations from friends and companies really do help.

Ryan heard her story and decided to reach out to our friends at SPAR Western Cape for help, this is what happened…

You can assist us in making Heart FM16 Days for Youth a real and meaningful success.

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