Mr. Harbinder Singh Sethi Brings Hope to Underprivileged Children
Tucked away in the quiet suburb of South Hills in Johannesburg sits an ordinary building with a face brick facade and slanting tin roof. But behind its humble exterior lies a place of refuge, nourishment, and opportunity for some of the city’s most vulnerable children.
This is the Look Forward Creativity Centre, a non-profit organisation that looks after orphaned and neglected children who have been abandoned or found living on the streets. Their team provides counselling, schooling, and around-the-clock care to help these children thrive after hardship. It’s no small task, but the Centre approaches it with compassion and commitment.
Non-profits organisations like the Look Forward Creativity Centre rely on community partners to further their mission. Through monthly financial gifts that cover utilities and other expenses, Mr. Harbinder Singh Sethi over the last decade has quietly but consistently supported the Look Forward Centre’s mission to cultivate the wellbeing of the precious children who live there. Out of the goodness of his heart, he has also regularly supplied the centre with food and other household items the kids need.
And for all the children, the food represents nurturing – a basic human need tragically missing from their difficult early years. At Look Forward, loving arms tuck them in at night on full stomachs. Mr. Sethi’s commitment to their care ensures their bodies and souls are fed.
The children eagerly look forward to his visits and gifts; he has become like a member of the family – a guardian angel.
The Look Forward Creativity Centre posted a heartfelt thank you to express gratitude for Mr. Sethi’s benevolence over the years. We humbly share their testimonial below:
“Look Forward Creativity Centre has known Mr. Harbinder Singh Sethi for the past seven years. As a director of the Temple, he is a very committed and gifted individual, with a heart full of compassion for the needy and poor. He adopted our home and has been a part of our family for many years, coordinating with donors to provide food, uniforms, and other essentials such as paying bills. He also makes it his mission to be there for us in any emergency situation.”
“He has also taken on the responsibility of paying the academy fees of one of our children who has a passion for soccer. The academy fees paid by the Gurudwara Sahib Temple were approved by Mr. Sethi. Mr. Harbinder Singh Sethi has always shown a remarkable ability to work with others through the work he does at the Look forward Creativity Centre.”
“He is a humble man who constantly visits the less fortunate, eats with the poor, takes the time to listen to their problems and helps them find a solution. Mr Sethi has been a great asset to our organisation. We know that it has been his lifelong ambition to help many children in South Africa and bring transformation in their lives.”
Acts of generosity come naturally to Mr. Sethi. Over the years, he has become known for supporting organisations and individuals in need across South Africa. When he learns of someone facing hardship, his first instinct is to reach into his pocket and extend a helping hand. His acts of charity have assisted countless people.
With quiet modesty, he seeks no recognition for his good deeds. For Mr. Sethi, bringing help and hope to those who need it most is its own reward. There are no awards or accolades that could ever mean more to him than the smiling faces of the children at Look Forward.
While the Centre depends on donors to survive, they are always looking for more assistance. From household items to school supplies, any donation can make a difference. If you have anything to spare – toys, clothes, food – the children would appreciate your kindness. You can donate here.