Mama Mirriam Toni started Ncedisizwe Centre in the early 1990’s to provide young boys and girls who’ve been abused, abandoned and in some cases left for dead on the street a home. She is determined to change the narrative of these little lives and teach them the value of a loving, stable home. She has dedicated her life to caring for orphans and vulnerable children, providing them with counselling, meals, and a variety of activities to keep them off the streets, including her own soccer team – the All Stars.
Her compassion toward her community doesn’t stop there. Mama Mirriam also started a catering project with her sister and her centre provides employment to 28 members, as well as opening a hair salon, sewing centre and bakery. She has a passion for sharing all her knowledge with fellow members and is committed to transferring her skills to them so that can improve their circumstances and ultimately become self-sufficient.