During 2012 4 of the Bachelor of Education students of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Wellington Campus, were involved in a community outreach project, where learner support was provided to children of 3 previously disadvantaged rural schools in the Wellington district. The 3 schools involved were Alfons Primary School, Wagenmakervallei
Gift of the Givers donates Personal Hygiene Packs to the Cape Women’s Agricultural Association in Tygerberg, Western Cape. The packs consisted of:
Total Project Vaue: R9 761.12.
- 110 x 200ml Shampoo
- 110 x 200ml Conditioner
- 110 x 100gr Soap
- 110 GOTG Bags
This campaign aims to create an awareness on issues regarding abuse and domestic violence against women and children. Women from the Bethlehem Ephratah church in Pietermaritzburg and Umkomaas participated in the campaign and received 35 Personal Hygiene Packs. The event was held at the Albert Falls conference hall.
Total Project Value: R10 500.00
Gift of the Givers distributes Food and Garden products to the Impendle Community as they are faced with poverty on a daily basis due to unemployment. The community run a garden service and are motivated to live a poverty free life. The aid consisted of:
- 150 Personal Hygiene Packs
- 150 Large Soup Packs
- 20 Cases of 12 x 5kg Cake Mix
- 20 x 5kg Bags of Fertilizer
- 5 x 25kg Mealies
- 5 Veg Packs
30 women of Swayimane, Wartburg have dedicated themselves to the call of duty and take care of 12 elderly women who have no family members. Poverty unfortunately is a way of life for the grannies. GOTG was called upon to assist the group of caregivers and aged and gladly distributed:
- 12 Food Parcels
- 30 Personal Hygiene Packs
Total Project Value: R17 400.00.
GOTG partners with a group of women in Kwangcelosi, Hillcrest who through their Sibisizwe Project have sustained themselves as well as their community. Apart from sewing and beadwork the group also focuses on gardening and chicken farming.
GOTG distributes 300 Personal Hygiene Packs.
Total Project Value: R90 000.00
Unemployment and poverty is something constantly faced by the Sweetwaters community in Pietermaritzburg. As a result even the basic hygiene products cannot be purchased. Olga, a member of this community feels the burden of her people and contacts GOTG for assistance. GOTG provides 350 Personal Hygiene Packs.
Total Project Value: R122 500.00
Raisethorpe Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg hosted a golf day for 100 teachers at the Hayfields Golf course. The teachers enjoyed a well deserved day of relaxation and received 100 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG:
Total Project Value: R30 000.00
The St Thomas Home was appreciative of GOTG for opening their hearts of compassion to the orphaned and homeless children in Sydenham. We responded by distributing 60 Personal Hygiene Packs to the children.
Total Project Value: R18 000.00.
Sybel, the organizer from Christian Family Church in Empangeni, hosted a lunch to honour 250 strong and beautiful women who have been through a challenging life of abuse. The women have experienced one form, if not all forms of abuse, be it physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse. As each women shared their stories, hope was restored. They felt empowered and looked toward entrepreneurship
Sekunajalo Project is a group of women who try their utmost to help improve the lives of their community members, after all 'charity begins at home'. The group run garden and sewing projects and use their profits to sustain their families. They were moved with compassion by the underpriviledged grannies in Imbali, Pietermaritzburg and reached out to GOTG for assistance. GOTG distributes 80