Diary of Events March 2016

22/03/2016 - World Water Day

Vodacom and Better SA visited the Gift of the Givers Bramley Logistics Centre in celebration of World Water Day. The volunteers worked eagerly alongside the GOTG team sorting through mounds of crockery, packing them for distribution.

With boxes packed and ready to go the teams proceeded to the Gift of the Givers Village in Alexandra where they had a tour of the facility and met with the more than 600 residents who received water, a delicious meal of savoury mince and rice, Aero Bubbles chocolates, Smarties and heart shaped suckers donated by Vodacom. Expectant and new mothers received disposable nappies.

The teams later returned to the GOTG Logistics Centre where a deliciously prepared meal was served.

Total Project Value: R65 000.00

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31/03/2016 - Accelerated Learning Workshop

31/03/2016 - Accelerated Learning Workshop

Gift of the Givers Careline Counselling in partnership with Junaid Bayat, an Accelerated Learning Specialist, hosted a Fast and Curious Workshop for the 2nd year in Pietermaritzburg on 31 March 2016. 

The Accelerated Learning workshop catered for students from Grade 8 to Grade 12. The aim is to teach learners better learning styles, memory, focus and concentration techniques, better retention

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24/03/2016 - Montrosa Koskombuis

24/03/2016 - Montrosa Koskombuis

Gift of the Givers visited Montrosa Koskombuis, a soup kitchen in Elandspoort, Pretoria. Aunty Bettie runs the kitchen from her home on donations she puts an immense effort to obtain, ensuring that the poor and homeless in her community are fed on nearly a daily basis.

Montrosa Koskombuis caters for 50 children and their families. The Gift of the Givers team surprised the kids with sweets for

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21/03/2016 - Arise and Shine: Eastwood Community Awareness Day

21/03/2016 - Arise and Shine: Eastwood Community Awareness Day

On Human Rights Day, Gift of the Givers Careline Counselling partnered with Arise and Shine to showcase its services to the Eastwood community in Pietermaritzburg. The staff and volunteers at Careline made the community aware of the many support services it offers such as telephonic and face to face counselling as well as various support groups. The community appreciated the presence and services

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20/03/2016 - Benoni Centers for Abused Children

20/03/2016 - Benoni Centers for Abused Children

Gift of the Givers visited the Benoni Place of Safety, Kids Haven and Mary Moodley, centres for sexually and/or physically abused children in Benoni. 400 kids were treated with:

  • Nestle Sweets
  • Chocolates
  • Nappies
  • Toys
  • Life Buoy Soap
  • Shampoo

Total Project Value: R15 000.00

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04/03/2016 - Philena Primary School

04/03/2016 - Philena Primary School

1500 meals were served at the Philena Primary School in Olievenhoutsbosch, Centurion. Each learner, teacher, principal, minister, social worker, volunteer and community member were served mince and rice with an Oros juice, Nestle slab of Chocolate, a delicious Cornetto ice cream and a lollipop.

Facial care packs were handed out and Grade 6 & 7 female students received sanitary pads.

The

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30/03/2016 - Springvale Community

30/03/2016 - Springvale Community

The Springvale community in Ixopo received the following aid from Gift of the Givers in partnership with Tricircle:

  • 500 Unilever Detergent Packs
  • 1000 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 500 x 8kg Washing Powder
  • 84 x 24Ps Chocolates

Total Project Value: R685 080.00

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09/03/2016 - Coregroup Workshop by the National Prosecutor's Authority

09/03/2016 - Coregroup Workshop by the National Prosecutor's Authority

March 2016 Core Group Meeting coincided with a 2 day workshop presented by the National Prosecutor's Authority. Advocate Rusi presented the amended Sexual Offences Act. His comprehensive presentation gave clear guidelines on it's implementation.

Social Worker, Roeline Weisner presented on the impact and influence of child sexual trauma on child development into adulthood.

 

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21/03/2016 - Indaba Zosindiso Orphanage

21/03/2016 - Indaba Zosindiso Orphanage

Indaba Zosindiso Orphanage and Place of Safety in Elandspoort, Pretoria, currently cares for 12 kids.  Mama Gladness takes treasures them as if they are her own.

The children received Smarties, Aero Chocolates and Noodles.

 

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18/03/2016 - Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue

18/03/2016 - Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue

South African organisations were invited to the Human Rights Shabbat at the Beit Emanuel Progressive Synagogue in Jo'burg where Mr Ahmed Kathrada, who dedicated his life to the struggle for human rights, was to be the guest of honour. Unfortunately he fell ill and was represented by the Chairman of his organistion, Mr Bolton, who spoke on his behalf.

Gift of the Givers most graciously accepted the

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