MASERU — Local gospel sensation, Palesa Motlomelo, has embarked on a journey of helping needy children go to school. Motlomelo, who won the first Vodacom Superstar competition, has been hosting concerts to raise funds to take vulnerable children to high school.
Her recent concert was last weekend where she managed to raise money for five children. “So far I raise funds through my music. I organised and prepared this past event, and gave away 70 copies of my album as my contribution to ensure that funds are raised,” Motlomelo told XpressPeople in an interview on Friday.
Motlomelo is hopeful that she will be able to raise enough money for other five as her plan is to raise funds for ten children annually.
“The plan is to take ten orphaned children to high school, but so far I have only raised enough for five, but it is still June so the remaining five can still be helped.” Motlomelo said the charity work is her personal quest to help at least 100 children by the time she turns 40. “Its very ambitious of me, I know, but where there is a will, there is a way. I will probably hold annual music events specifically to achieve this goal.”
Motlomelo has done this because she believes that blessings come to those who take time to give.
“Blessed is the hand that gives than a hand that receives. I have received so many blessings in my life and I know that sharing what I have cannot only bless those that I share it with but in turn I will continue to get blessings.”
She urged people to support the initiative that is still in its infancy. “I want to be remembered not as a woman who could only sing, but as a woman who cared and made a difference in her community.
“No matter how small, we can all make a difference in other people’s lives, so let us start now,” she said.
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