HKA becomes a beacon of hope on Mandela Day at the Othandweni Family Care Centre

In remembrance of what the late global icon Nelson Mandela stood for, July 18 is observed and regarded as a day of service to our communities. Our South Africa team spent the day at the Othandweni Family Care Centre in Soweto, a township in Southern Johannesburg, South Africa.

More than 90 vulnerable children, ranging from infants to 18 years old, call the centre home. In recent years, this centre has become dear to our hearts, and we have remained committed to continuing to serve the needs and wellness of the children.

To celebrate Mandela Day, we purchased two washing machines and three kettles for the centre. These were delivered to the centre as our team—led by Lihle Ntshangase, Marketing Manager, Africa—was preparing lunch for the children while they were at school. In celebration of our donation, the caregivers burst into song as they had long wished for these appliances.

On July 6, another delegation with Kelly Whitehead, Partner, People Business Partnering, Asia Pacific and EMEA, and Pam Arries, People Manager, Africa, visited the centre with donations from the Middle East office, groceries, and baby walkers. The donations included soccer jerseys that gave the children hope and a sense of pride.

“Being present here and personally seeing the conditions these children live under makes me understand how much of a big difference HKA makes in their lives. We have great respect for their caregivers for just being there for them,” said Kelly Whitehead, Partner, People Business Partnering, Asia Pacific and EMEA.

Thank you to all those who supported and delivered our donations to help improve the lives of the young and vulnerable.


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