September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
Here at Be Sweet we like to give back.
A solid education means a fair chance to make dreams become a reality. That is truly sweet. Be Sweet donates a portion of its profits back to support educational development in South Africa.
The Shaw Park School, a school in the Eastern Cape is where many children of the participants of the local job creation program. Be Sweet donate funds on an annual basis to go towards purchasing new computers and a copier machine and grounds maintenance. Slated projects for 2010 are funding teacher training course attendance (Thrass and OBE) to help improve and adhere to the slated curriculum.
Be Sweet is also contributing to a new South African based non-profit educational support program called Bright Start. Their mission is “to offer previously disadvantaged children a ‘brighter future’, by placing them in prominent local schools with proven excellent educational standards. Bright Start provides ongoing support and guidance to ensure the child reaches his or her full potential.”
We appreciate other people who are also trying to do good and give back and that’s why we love Good. They recently ran this article that we wanted to share with you, our dear readers.
Thanda, an organization founded by Angela Larkan to fight the destructive impact of HIV/AIDS in rural communties, takes a multi-faceted approach to community empowerment. In addition to having a fund to seed small business endeavors and providing access to education through a public library, Thanda offers an after school youth program serving orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Located in the KwaZulu-Natal province (which has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in South Africa), the school arms kids with the education and support to grow up HIV-free. The program’s 325 children receive a daily hot meal and participate in activities such as computer classes, homework help, vegetable gardening, and dancing. It provides much needed education and mentorship to children who might otherwise be neglected by overworked caregivers and absent parents.
Thanda has made enormous strides toward empowering the local community and Levi’s is joining its fight against poverty and HIV/AIDS infection. You can support them and the people in KwaZulu-Natal by tweeting and spreading the word.
Many people wait until New Year’s Eve to make a resolution to help and give back. Why not start now?
What do YOU do to give back?