NORRIDGE PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL
This year, we worked with Arrow for Change, an outreach initiative established by Arrowhead Properties, to facilitate an upliftment project for Norridge Park Primary School in Eersterust in Pretoria East.
Many learners from the school are affected by societal challenges in the area, such as gangsterism, substance abuse, and single-parent and child headed households. The aim of the project was to transform the school into a safe and inspired place of learning for the children to feel empowered to one day make a difference in society.
Adams & Adams made a vital contribution towards upgrading the ablutions, servicing and repairing fire equipment, fixing classroom floorboards, repainting the jungle gym, planting trees, and other cleaning and maintenance at the school.
Most of the work was completed throughout February 2021 but on 1 March, members of our Pretoria office were able to ‘get their hands dirty’ and help out with the improvements to the school. This was also an opportunity to spend time with the learners, and inspire them with motivational talks and fun activities centred around respect, environmental awareness and the power of hard work and perseverance.
We are delighted that with our support, Norridge Park Primary is now a safe haven for children to feel nurtured and grow into their full potential.
NOURISHING THOSE IN NEED
The Covid-19 crisis, and the measures to curb the virus, have unfortunately left many disadvantaged and vulnerable people without the means to feed themselves. Responding to this need, Adams & Adams was approached by Arrow for Change, a relief scheme established by Arrowhead Properties, to be involved in providing essential meal parcels to under-resourced communities in Cape Town.
The meal kits are packaged by volunteers for Rise Against Hunger (RAH), a non-profit organisation that co-ordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid worldwide. The packs comprise rice, soya, dehydrated vegetable mix and a fortification pack of 23 essential minerals and vitamins specifically formulated to combat malnutrition. Providing more than just nutritious food, the meals support children’s attendance at school, incentivise adults to learn a new trade, and strengthen the sick and elderly, to bring about positive change in each of their lives.
On 24 February 2021 representatives from our Cape Town office were able to join Arrow for Change and RAH at Access Park for the handover of the meal parcels to several non-profit organisations. These included Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU), Jabulani Community Organisation, Adonis Musati Project, and Oasis Association, which collectively provide support to women, children, senior citizens and those living with disabilities in local communities.
Strongly committed to being a socially responsible business, Adams & Adams is proud to partner in this initiative, which plays an important role in the fight against poverty and hunger in South Africa.
THE JUMPING KIDS FOUNDATION
We are proud to announce that we have recently entered into a partnership with The Jumping Kids Foundation.
Jumping Kids is a registered not-profit that provides access to lower limb prosthetic solutions to children living with amputations from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. Most young South Africans living with amputation are limited more by health policies and the high cost of prosthetic equipment than by their actual physical ability. Jumping Kids aim to provide affordable prosthetic solutions geared for optimum results while boosting awareness and advocating for change. The access to the equipment should translate into access to better education and sport. The foundation follows a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the children’s long-term reintegration as valuable members of society which we at Adams & Adams are proud to be associated with through our support.