Our work in facilitating the welfare of children in need is dominated by our vital involvement in the Bana Ba Kgosi Feeding Scheme and Creche located not far from our head office in Pretoria, but we are greatly involved in many other programs aimed at looking after our country’s future generations, such as the Hammanskraal After Care Centre and the Heartbeat Foundation.
Adams & Adams has collaborated with Sizani Foods to provide nutritious meals to the Bana Ba Kgosi feeding Initiative. Sizani Foods is a specialist, nutritional food manufacturer and supplier to hunger relief organizations in Southern Africa. The aim is to provide highly nutritious food at the lowest possible prices to feeding Initiatives in Africa and enable these partner organizations to provide even more meals, with better nutrition, to those in need. Most of the children are on antiretroviral drugs so a balanced diet is crucial for efficacy. Most will not take their ARVs if there is no food because the children feel terribly ill.
The feeding initiative currently being run at the drop in centre is more than just a meal to the kids, it’s a life line. The centre is a place of safety, a “home”, to those who don’t feel like they are welcomed in their own. Bana Ba Kgosi are a family that looks after one another and welcomes the community with arms wide open. They are a team that provides comfort and warmth, a place that offers opportunity for future growth.
Adams & Adams is proud to support the feeding initiative at Bana Ba Kgosi. 700 children are now able to attend school, due to receiving a meal every day, filling their tummies with the food and nutrients their mind and bodies require.
BANA BA KGOSI
Situated in rural Soshanguve, Bana Ba Kgosi focuses on the well-being of vulnerable and orphaned children in the community by providing nutritious meals and primary emotional support. With the assistance of Adams & Adams, the initiative is now able to feed over 700 children daily. The children are able to visit the centre to receive breakfast and a fortified beverage for lunch. For many, it is their only meal of the day.
The Heartbeat Foundation was founded in 2002 by Prof. Sunette Pienaar in response to the socio-economic impact of HIV/AIDS on South Africa’s most vulnerable communities. Heartbeat focuses on Children Empowerment, Access to Basic Rights, and Nutritional & Material Support. The organisation and its partners offer accredited training and mentoring as well as entrepreneurship and leadership development for orphaned and vulnerable youth organisations.
PRETORIA CARE FOR THE AGED
The mission of Pretoria Care for the Aged is to advance and protect the interests and well-being of older and vulnerable people in the community. Their mandate is to focus on providing community-based social work services to older people living outside homes for the aged in Pretoria. They encourage the elderly to live as independent members of the community in their own homes for as long as possible and in turn provide a number of Community Based Care and Support Services.