IN a bid to help needy children get an education, musician Victor Khutlisi will host a fund-raising show dubbed Kids’ Charity Show at RCC Hall on 26 July.
The proceeds of the show will be used to assist Kizito Primary School pupils, in Lower Thamae, whom the artiste has been helping for the past five years.
The multi-talented star first made waves in the music industry in 2004 as a Kwaito artist which was followed by a stint in the national military band in 2007.
A year later, Khutlisi formed the group Kamora The Band which released the 10-track Jazz album Maletsunyane.
As a resident of Lower Thamae, Khutlisi said, he was touched by the plight of children who are not adequately clothed or even without school shoes especially in the bitter cold weather.
“I have been helping some of the kids, from standard 1 to 7, with uniforms and other instruments they need in class,” Khutlisi said in an interview with the Weekender.
“I sent them to the same school because it is easier to cater for them as they share similar needs.
“I even visited the principal and asked for the list of all the children that need help.”
The needy children, who number more than a hundred, far outweigh the assistance Khutlisi is able to muster with some about to finish their primary education and going to secondary school.
This, in turn, means the needs become all the more great.
Khutlisi appealed to the general public to support the initiative since it has become difficult for him to meet all the children’s needs, especially those going to high school.
“No matter how small your danation is, it can make all the difference in the children’s lives, so let us start now,” he said.
According to Khutlisi, the school’s infrastructure has seen better days and also needs upgrading.
“I intend to first put a fence around it, for the safety of the students, as the school is situated near the road,” he added.
Khutlisi’s philanthropic initiatives are spurred by the belief that blessings come to those who take time to give.
“I have received so many blessings in my life and know that sharing what I have not only blesses those I share with but, in turn, will lead to me getting more blessings,” Khutlisi opined.
“I want to be remembered not merely as a man who could sing, but as a person who cared and made a difference in his community.”
The fund-raising show will commence at 12pm and will feature such artists as Captain Dash, Mantolo, The Criminal and Poe Seoli among others.