Marylin Bassin – Founder and Operations Manager of Boikanyo: The Dion Herson Foundation

Boikanyo the Dion Herson Foundation's first project was a 1000m sq vegetable garden which was established at Sediba Thuto High Primary School in Mapetla Extension. Five years later the vegetable garden has been handed over to the community to run, a huge success. The project afforded access and opportunities to interact and engage with residents in the area and we got insight into the multi-factorial challenges facing children and teenagers growing up in such dire poverty. The children (and caregivers) whom we assist generally live in child/grandmother and sick mother headed households.