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08/11/2017 - Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa

November 20, 2017 Education Support
Gift of the Givers handed out 30 Sweet/Fruit Packs and Blankets to the learners of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa. This was towards their final excursion for the year.
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07/11/2017 - Oranje Kloof Primary

November 20, 2017 Education Support
Oranje Kloof Primary School in Hout Bay received 1300 Food Parcels for the learners and cleaning staff.
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Rahima Moosa Hospital Receives Food Parcels

November 20, 2017 Medical Support
Gift of the Givers distributed 200 Food Parcels and 20 boxes of Milton to the Clinical section of Rahima Moosa Hospital.
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16/11/2017 - Apostolic Church

November 20, 2017 Ease the Hunger
Gift of the Givers assisted 150 people at the Apostolic Church in Durban with: 150 Food Packs 150 Hygiene packs 150 x 1litre Long Life Milk

Background to Projects

Disaster Response and Management

  • Search and Rescue Teams.
  • Medical Teams.
  • Counselling Teams.
  • Emergency Supplies in the form of food, water, tents, blankets, medicines and high energy and protein supplements.
  • Housing

Primary Health Care Containerised Units.

Careline Counselling services

a. Counselling

  • Telephonic
  • Face-to-Face
  • Individual
  • Couple
  • Group/ Family

b. Training

  • Volunteer Counsellor Training (VCT)
  • Facilitator training for women in abusive relationships
  • Life-skills facilitator training
  • HIV/AIDS awareness and education facilitator training
  • Foundation playskills in children
  • Advanced playskills in children

c. Continuous Development Programmes for Volunteer Counsellors

  • Monthly core group meetings
  • Workshops on topical issues
  • Workshops to promote emotional well being of counsellors

d. Support Groups

  • Support for women in abusive relationships
  • Bereavement support to children and adults

e. Community Educational Outreach Programmes

f. Specialised Services (Corporates, Organisations and Public)

  • Trauma Counselling
  • Employment Assistance Program (EAP)

g. Internships and Learnerships

  • Psychology & Social Work graduates
  • Social Auxiliary workers

Medical Support to Hospitals

  • Medical Equipment.
  • Medicines and Disposables.
  • Kitchens and food for patients.
  • Hygiene packs and disinfectants.
  • Ambulances.
  • Bicycle Ambulances.

Wheelchair Distribution

This includes ordinary and motorised wheelchairs.

Institutional Support

This includes various forms of support to old age homes, orphanages, facilities for mentally and physically challenged individuals, shelters for abused women and children.

Bursaries and Scholarships.

Winter Warmth

Includes the distribution of blankets, clothes and shoes throughout the year. The items are all new.

Housing Development

Food Parcels

Given as temporary support to the most vulnerable families.

Feeding Centres

Established in Gauteng and Western Cape

Nutrition Supplementation

This is the distribution of a highly specialised groundnut-soya high energy and protein supplement, a world first, innovated by Gift of the Givers, and utilised in conditions of severe malnutrition, TB, HIV, AIDS, cancer and conditions of severe weakness and weight loss.

Meat Distribution

This is a special project done once a year co-inciding with the Islamic festival of Eid at the conclusion of pilgrimage when an animal sacrifice is offered and meat distributed to the poor. We have our own abattoir facility in Malawi where 10 000 families receive a 6kg meat parcel each.

Education

  • Providing Nutrition
  • Distribution of Food Parcels
  • Developing Food Gardens
  • Providing Uniforms
  • Providing New Clothing
  • Distributing New Blankets
  • Providing Furniture
  • Distributing Stationery
  • Setting up Technology Workshops and Providing New Library Books
  • Supporting Cultural Programmes
  • Providing Trophies for Learners
  • Supporting Sports Programmes
  • Road Safety Education
  • Enhancing Infrastructure
  • Establishing Open Source Computer Labs
  • Providing Lifeskills Workshops
  • Special Projects
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Copier Machines
  • Early Childhood Development Centres

Agricultural Sustainability

Includes the provision of fertiliser and seeds to enable people to be food secure.

Water Provision

In the form of boreholes, irrigation systems, taps, water tanks and bottled water.

Entrepreneurship

Includes provision of equipment, supplies and skills to assist individuals become self-sufficient.

Jumpstart

An innovative entrepreneur programme for grade 11 learners.

Sports Development

Encouraging health, fitness and sportsmanship through various sporting codes including karate, cricket, soccer, volleyball and netball.

Hygiene Pack Distribution

Promoting hygiene, health and cleanliness through the distribution of personal items including soap, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste and domestic cleaning items including detergents and disinfectants.

Recycling

Various forms of waste material at our offices and warehouses are recycled.

Projects - Primary Health Care Clinics

Projects - Primary Health Care Clinics

"If the people cannot get to health services then the health services must get to the people"

This was the philosophy behind the innovation of the world's first containerised primary health care unit by Gift of the Givers Foundation in 1994. Cost effective, all weather proof, low maintenance, easily transportable, rapidly deployed, aesthetically acceptable and conveniently accessible. This was the

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Projects - Hunger Alleviation

Projects - Hunger Alleviation

Food parcel programme to support nutrition in SA

Gift of the Givers started a national food parcel programme in 2002.A year later, they designed the food parcel programme for the Department of Social Development, who gave them R60 million to roll out 204,000 food parcels in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape – a first for an NGO. 

In December 2005, Gift of the Givers was the largest

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Projects - Bursaries and Scholarships

Projects - Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries have been sponsored in areas of medicine, physiotherapy, law, journalism, nursing, management, psychology, accounting, microbiology, information technology, engineering, health sciences, tourism, occupational therapy and actuarial science.

In November 2005, we made a R1.3 million grant to the Department of Science and Agriculture, University of KwaZulu Natal for scholarships and

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Projects - Counselling Projects

Projects - Counselling Projects

In 1997, Gift of the Givers established Careline, a counselling and life skills organisation.

Run from the Pietermaritzburg office, they offer a toll-free counselling hotline, face-to-face counselling, life skills and facilitation of support groups.  They also present public lectures on pressing issues and they train their own counsellors.

They deal with between 300 and 400 telephonic and

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Projects - Meat Distribution

Projects - Meat Distribution

Once a year, we conduct a three day meat distribution exercise. This is targeted at underprivileged groups who in most cases don’t have meat as part of their daily diet.

Gift of the Givers has set up its own modern sacrificial facilities on a farm situated in the heart of the poverty stricken Chikwawa district in Malawi. The farm employs engineers who insist that the highest hygienic

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Projects - Water Provision

Projects - Water Provision

Clean, pure water is an essential element to sustain good health.  We continuously sink boreholes in various parts of the country to provide access to water, especially in rural areas.

In Malawi, we built 40 waterwells for the development of agricultural projects.

We have provided drinking water in South Africa and Malawi, and this year plan to extend this project to Senegal. 


Boreholes /

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Projects - Agricultural Inputs

Projects - Agricultural Inputs

Agricultural Projects

In Malawi, we built 40 waterwells for the development of agricultural projects.

In South Africa, we provide farmers’ packs containing essential agricultural inputs such as water purification tablets, seeds, fertilizers and basic tools to subsistence farmers and agricultural groups. The agricultural groups consist of mainly women’s groups that do their own farming. There are

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Projects - Road Safety

Scholar Patrol Project and AwarenessCampaign

 

Thedevelopment of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) scholarpatrol project was initiated in 1982 after the Department of Education enteredinto a memorandum of understanding with schools and the previous traffic department. This came as a result of a need:

  • To make children conscious of safety without exposing them to a dangerous
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Projects - Adoption of the Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged

Projects - Adoption of the Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged

After a successful two-year relationship, this year, Gift of the Givers has officially adopted the Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged, in Soweto, Johannesburg.  

Adelaide Tambo School provides education to 380 physically challenged learners from Grade R to Grade 12 and caters for day scholars and 150 boarders. It also offers pre-vocational skills to learners who are

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Projects - Sports Development

Projects - Sports DevelopmentRecent studies have indicated an alarming trend among children - that sedentary activity like excessive indulgence in television, play stations and mobile phone games and chatrooms are resulting in a lack of exercise, impacting on the long-term health of children.

In 2005, we made a humble beginning in promoting sports development and supported one team with a volleyball kit. In 2006, we

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Disaster Response

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