Maropeng provides Christmas cheer for the children of Dorah’s Ark
The Maropeng Visitor Centre recently hosted 30 children from Dorah’s Ark on their Christmas outing on 8 December 2008.
Founded by Dorah Mazibuko in 1996, Dorah’s Ark is a soup kitchen that feeds 60 people a day as well as using what little resources it has to empower its community. It caters for orphaned children, teenagers who head homes without adult supervision, and children whose parents don’t have an income.
Maropeng generously gave all the children free entry for a day of fun and learning. As they explored the caves and learnt about human evolution, it was clear that the children’s highlight of the day was the boat ride through time. “I loved the boat, it was scary yet exciting,” said 13-year-old Linda Mbalekwa from Braamfisherville.
As they left Magaliesberg, the children, brimful of happiness, sang songs of joy and thanks to Maropeng and the Mail & Guardian (sponsors of Dorah’s Ark and their Christmas outing).