SABC News - Archbishop Tutu brings cheer to destitute children:Monday 21 April 2014

Archbishop Tutu brings cheer to destitute children

Monday 21 April 2014 18:06

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Tutu commended the people who are running the homestead for their efforts in trying to rebuild the children's lives. (SABC)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu spent Easter Monday with destitute children housed at safe haven in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats.  

The Homestead is home to nearly 50 boys who were rescued from broken families around Cape Town. Tutu commended the people who are running the homestead for their efforts in trying to rebuild the children's lives.

His visit to the Homestead, a safe haven for children who come from broken homes, was organised by the Leah and Desmond Tutu Foundation.

The Arch watched on as the boys spent the afternoon doing fun activities such as drumming, face-painting and even an Easter egg hunt, before he joined them for lunch.

Tutu had words of encouragement and praise for those managing the home. He described them as a beacon of hope in the lives of the young boys they care for.  

"I take my hat off to them, that they say they are going to do the little good that they can do and not allow themselves like I am sounding to be overwhelmed. There's a saying light a candle and don't curse the dark and therefore I mean it is fantastic," says Tutu.  

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