The computer training programme offers a two-month course on basic Microsoft Word for the one-off fee of R50.
'The one-off fee is for accountability. If we get R50 from 15 people that’s R750. So we can pay a past student as a facilitator for the new class.
“This creates experience and employment. The goal is to develop skills.”
The feeding scheme operates on a Tuesday and Wednesday every week and feeds more than 120 children and more than 40 families.
“We have a donor who drops off what people in Nompumelelo call “Dum Dum” food, items that are still healthy to eat but past their sell-by date.”
The latest LMC project was expanding access to sport, partnering with the Christian Centre.
Oates said they had been given permission to use the old tennis courts and transform them into soccer fields.
“It’s terrifying. At the moment the children are playing on the slope outside the centre and we have been trying to find them a safer place.
“The other day a child went underneath a slow-moving truck to fetch the ball.
“We want to partner with community leaders and sports clubs to get proper bibs and equipment for them.
“We want to start something, find the bright sparks and hand the projects over to them to carry on.”