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Rhino Healing - Seha

May 15, 2019 Animal Support
Gift of the Givers Team member, Liz Willson-Chandler is very active in Rhino healing. This rhino is Seha. Liz has successfully treated three rhino's thus far.
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Gift of the Givers provides Iftaar food packs to fasting Muslims in the Malawi Police Service

May 14, 2019 Ramadaan 1440/2019
Gift of the Givers has extended its arm to 100 Muslim families in the Malawi Police Service with Ramadaan food packs. Every year, during the Holy Month of Ramadaan, Muslims in poor countries like Malawi scuffle for food…
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Gift of the Givers drilled a borehole for a community in Mashonaland West

May 14, 2019 Ramadaan 1440/2019
Gift of the Givers drilled a borehole for a community in Mashonaland West, mostly an ageing community that would otherwise walk 7 to 10 km to fetch water. This is a totally isolated villiage and most certainly one in…
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05/2019 - Sophia Smithwick

May 14, 2019 Wheelchairs
Gift of the Givers delivered a wheelchair to Sophia Smithwick from Merlewood after a request was made on her behalf by the ward councillor. Sophia got to enjoy the sun after a long time after being bound to her room due…

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

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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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