The meeting was about laying foundations for new collaborations, partnerships and networks in the social justice fraternity for 2022 and beyond. The Foundation, having noticed CHS's work in community outreach and engagement, felt it was ideal to partner and collaborate with CHS towards its community outreach initiative.
The Foundation and CHS shame common traits in some instances, whereby the Foundation also has an extensive presence in areas such as Fisantekraal assisting the community in every possible way to alleviate poverty. Thus, sharing responsibilities and collaborating between these partners in community outreaches and developments will now gain momentum. CHS has been in the forefront of social justice, and delivering health screenings and wellness programme to areas such as Mitchell's Plain, Mandela Day (Bellville and Fisantekraal), Genadendal. This is done by CHS senior students in various programmes such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social work, Dietetics and Nutrition, this is done with supervision from Clinical Supervisors and Lecturers within the various programmes.This year, the dates are as follows: 30 & 31 March 2022 (Mitchell's Plain), 18 & 19 July (Bellville and Fisantekraal) and 31 August (Genadendal).
The Gift of the Givers Foundation is the largest disaster response, non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent.
It works to unite people, with a common vision, to make a real and telling difference by serving mankind for the ‘Greater Good’ .
Assistance is provided unconditionally; assisting the needy, irrespective of human or animal, race, religion, colour, class, political affiliation or geographic location.
Since its inception in 1992, the organisation has been responsible for the delivery of life-saving goods and on-the-ground support for innumerable people, collectively valued at some R3.2 billion, in more than 43 countries across the globe, including South Africa.
Gift of the Givers restores the hope and dignity of the most vulnerable in their time of need, rebuilding prosperous communities and empowering leaders of tomorrow. The Foundation is involved in programmes that focus on Disaster response, Hunger Alleviation, Water provision, Health care, Education, and Human Development. Both parties, CHS and Gift of the Givers are looking forward with excitement to the new partnership and collaboration as they steer community development, outreaches and engagement in 2022 and beyond.