The 1 March 2019 is a date that the Call 2 Care team will never forget! This day marked the birth of The iGardi Project at Unakho. The day was absolutely incredible and was the day that the entire PPECB staff would meet this incredible beneficiary in our care. Unakho Children Home Care is a children's home that cares for 30 orphaned children in the Barcelona area of the Gugulethu Township in Cape Town, South Africa - a historical dumping site where majority of members of the community live in shacks and tiny low income homes without access to water and electricity. This means no toilets, no taps and no drinking water. The children's home began with 1 little girl who needed a home because her father was abusing her. The Bonani family took the little girl in, and before long was caring for other children whose mother and father had died of HIV/AIDS. Today Unakho cares for 33 children. They house, feed, wash and aim to find a loving family for these children. Although these children have no parents to call their own, Julius and Irene Bonang love these children as their own.
CSR Event day with PPECB staff
The CSR Event day was held on the the 1st March 2019 when the staff of PPECB were finally able to meet Unakho. The event commenced with a heartfelt introduction and thank you from the Call 2 Care and Unakho family, a safety briefing and kitting up into building attire. The team then worked systematically to build the water wise vegetable gardens while energising music played in the background. The event was also attended by the Amasoja Youth Initiative and Contribution to Opportunities who play a key part of the project and the future sustainability. The photographs below were taken at the event by Cape Town based photographer Ange Louise who specialises in portrait and lifestyle photography and managed to capture the most beautiful moments of a day we will never forget. Learn more at www.angelouisephotography.com
CSR Project | Beneficiary matching to PPECB
The Call 2 Care team met with PPECB in December to share Unakho's story. Immediately they sought out to provide a helping hand by sponsoring and sending their staff to get involved to build the water wise vegetable gardens as part of The iGardi Project. PPECB went even further, they also sponsored educational workshops open to the community leveraging the on site gardens as an educational tool for sustainable farming practices. Since the build, we have hosted a number of workshops and it's so incredible to see how the community are responding by taking soil home in packets to grow their own plants at home to even looking at creating their own earth worm farms. It's moments like these that truly motivate our team to work harder to extend our reach to improve lives through education.
The Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB) is an independent service provider of quality certification and cold chain management services for producers and exporters of perishable food products. Learn more at www.ppecb.com
Call 2 Care is a non-profit organisation that improves lives through educational outreach projects and socially conscious events while offering a sustainable end to end service to corporates, government, and the general public. Learn more at www.call2care.org.za