If you missed the live stream of our second Building Resilience webinar yesterday, don’t worry! You can access this webinar at no cost, on-demand, and catch up at any time. During the webinar projects were showcased where you are able to contribute to making a difference by donating as little as R20.
Pro 226 Africa
Pro 226 Africa is a non-profit organisation (NPO), and an approved public benefit organisation that was formed by Nathaniel Japhta with a mission to equip and provide opportunities for young people from disadvantaged communities.
Pro 226 Africa uses basketball as the catalyst for social change. The attractiveness and potential of the sport in disadvantaged communities is profound. The opportunity to provide our children with international scholarships and professional playing opportunities are available due to the popularity of the sport globally.
One of the greatest impacts is the potential to educate our children using sport. Team work, discipline and respect are entrenched in the game. Pro 226 Africa has education at its core; our focused tutoring and mentoring programs connects successful young people in corporates to learners at struggling schools. We encourage our young people to dream and we make every effort to guide and support individuals to make those dreams come true by connecting them to our partners.
They are currently raising money to send two scholars (Tyrese White and Thina Campbell) overseas to study and play pro sport. Access video here.
Moeletji Mapheto, 3rd year SAICA Trainee started an initiative during the lockdown to provide food parcels to rural communities as they face the greatest risk in food security. Thus far, they have assisted over 1000 child-headed and no income households in 30 villages in Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo and 50 families in 2 villages in Giyani. They have also distributed over 1500 masks and pocket sized sanitisers to 13 rural schools in Limpopo.
To ensure that the dignity of the rural child is preserved, they also donated reusable sanitary towels and bar soap to girl children who miss school due to not having money to buy sanitary towels when they are on their periods. They do this by asking for donations from as little as R20. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Sophie Says children book
The book, Sophie Says, I can, I will, written by Esther Marshall aims to help children believe in themselves and achieve their dreams regardless of gender, race, religion or class and that everyone should have an equal opportunity to do so.
The book is full of powerful life lessons They have reached out to many vulnerable children and the book could help their mental health. Esther have committed to send copies of the books to South Africa and it will be distributed to children in need.
If you’d like to make a donation remember to comment #FinBiz2030 with your donation to ensure the books are distributed to this project, visit this website.
Don’t miss our next webinar in the series.
Building Resilience: Equality. Diversity. Opportunity.
Join us as we learn from those who have lived those experiences, lifted others in communities who needed them, and are leveraging new innovations to architect a more inclusive world. There are many achievements to celebrate when it comes to equality, but we still have a long way to go.
We must not only acknowledge the hard truths, but take actions to address them. We have a responsibility to confront the systemic disadvantages experienced by individuals on the basis of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and beyond.
Thursday, 3 September
This webinar will give you the means and motivation to address inequality in your personal and professional lives.
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