“Our communities in the townships have been severely impacted by the economic and social devastation of COVID-19. As children we were raised by people in communities of Soshanguve and Mamelodi, therefore it’s our duty as leaders of today to start a movement for change “Motho ke Motho ka Batho”. Lets all play our role in putting food on the table of our communities.“
HM Pitje Foundation CEO, Kgomotso Moloantoa
Remember where you come from
The HM Pitje Foundation was founded by Khudusela Pitje in 2012 in honor of his late father HM Pitje who was devoted to the improvement of education in disadvantaged areas.
Our vision is to create government schools with high standards and good infrastructure that people aspire to go to – with a mixture of fee paying and non-fee paying to support communities.
To alleviate poverty through education. We aim to empower our communities through educational development Programmes such as the School Adoption Programme, the HMP 100+4 Youth Programme and the Future Icons Programme.
Biography of Mr. Hezekiah Mothibe Pitje
Mr. Hezekiah Mothibe Pitje, otherwise known as HM Pitje, was born in Phokwane in Limpopo on the 7th September 1914. Growing up in an impoverished rural area, his learning opportunities were further limited by the decision he made at the age of 15 to leave the village and seek employment in the old Transvaal to support his family..
Nevertheless, despite his difficult circumstances, he started as a ‘kitchen boy’ and managed to work his way up to own small businesses within the townships of New Brighton (Eastern Cape), Soshanguve and Mamelodi.
One of his greatest achievements was being elected as the first Mayor of Mamelodi in 1969. During his term as mayor, he prioritized educational support for needy students by promoting school initiatives with his own funds and now his legacy lives on through the HM Pitje Foundation.