Carol Dyantyi changes lives –

She is the founder of Ikageng Itireleng Ministries in Soweto and has made it her life’s mission to help orphaned and other vulnerable children less fortunate than ourselves. I am not sure if she really chose this path herself or if it was chosen for her. It all began a few years ago when she helped some children in her community to raise money for the funeral of their mother that had just passed away. The rest – is history – as they say.

Today Ikageng Itireleng looks after over 2000 orphaned and other vulnerable children and tries to ensure they get a good chance to live a normal life, with a higher goal to develop them into educated, employable adults who could positively contribute to our society!

I met her in June last year through a series of what at that time I thought were random coincidences. She introduced me to some of her kids she has under her care. We got to know each other and of course, eventually it had to end up with me documenting hers and some of the kids’ lives.

This is how it started…

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Carol sitting in front of the offices of Ikageng Itireleng on the grounds of the Peoples Centre in Soweto´s Orlando West…

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Carol lives nearby in Orlando West

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With her children at Ikageng Itireleng after returning from a camp on Mandela Day!

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My sentiments exactly!

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