|"One of our rules is to uplift our communities" - The Human Resource Practice
It was on the 15th of May 2010 when Caryn Conidaris and her husband had the most humbling privilege to deliver a whole lot of stuff donated to a small rural village just outside Pretoria. The village is located at the end of the infamous Moloto Road which starts in Pretoria, Gauteng. It carries on into Mpumalanga where this village, Magana outside of Siyabuswa is situated.
In this village there are 70 child-headed households, who live without parents. They often experience challenges as they do not always get the social support grants that are promised by the government. These children who live in adverse conditions are poor, often starve and do not even have school uniforms and other resources for schooling. They are in need of the life's basics such as mielie meal, sugar, tea, beans, milk powder, rice, oil, and any tinned foods. Winter presented a challenge for most of these child-headed households as they lacked warm clothing and blankets, among other things, to get them through the freezing-cold winter days.
As a first step, Caryn and The Human Resource Practice committed to collect 500 blankets in two weeks, to deliver to them. By the 2nd of June, we had managed to collect about 250 blankets, a number of soccer balls and other sports goods, some books, and clothes etc. We decided to wait no longer and get at least those collected items to the village.
None of this would have been possible without all those who gave heartlessly and made this drive possible. We extend our gratitude to everybody who gave their helping hand!