29 April 2020
Covid-19: Zorg van de Zaak Foundation helps partners out
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are becoming increasingly apparent for partners of the Foundation. Therefore, we have immediately started financing projects that support the most vulnerable people. Extra food supplies (‘immune boosters’) are being provided, and health kits are being distributed, so the spreading of the virus can be contained as much as possible.
13 April 2020
Action for Burns and Children Foundation starts projects to prevent burns among children in slums in South Africa
Action for Burns and Children (ABC Foundation) is committed to preventing burns among children and the treatment of burns victims.Het ingezamelde geld ging naar het Phoenix Burn project. The collected money was intended for the Phoenix Burn Project. This project is committed to child-friendly treatments for severely burned children, rehabilitation and aftercare. Besides, the Phoenix Burn facilitates prevention projects, whereas courses are given about preventing burns in schools and churches in townships in Cape Town.
1 April 2020
The Stories of Naledi: – Proud of what has been achieved. Getting to work in the present. Working on the future!
During the ‘apartheid’, land workers on the farms were never sure of their future. All the rules were aimed at keeping the white farmers in power, and the workers in a position of dependence. After the end of the apartheid in 1990, this situation remained the same on many farms.
The founders of the Earthrise Trust, together with the community of Naledi village, want to demonstrate that farms and communities in South Africa can be run in a more equitable way. Gino Govender, one of the founders of the Earthrise Trust: ‘Everything we do here is aimed at strengthening the dignity of the people.’
16 March 2020
The Stories of Naledi: – Working on the Future with a Vision
Molefi Ralebenya was born on the ‘Rustler Valley’ farm in Naledi and decided to start a beekeeping business here. He lost both parents at a young age, and had to take care of himself. After having lived elsewhere for a number of years, Molefi returned to his place of birth. He acknowledges that nailed is a peaceful place with a lot of potential. In the cities, everybody is in a rush and thinking of themselves, whereas in the community of Naledi, people help each other get ahead.
28 February 2020
Professional outfits provide prospect to a job
With our support to the project ‘Dress for Success’, 15 work seeking people got a professional job application outfit. For those people, mostly living on social welfare benefits, the distance to the labour market it big. Dress for Succes makes this distance smaller by giving advice on their presentation. The focus is on the outfits. The people get professional advice on their outfit, so that they also get more self confidence. In practice, the probability of getting a job turns out to increase.
12 February 2020
Zorg van de Zaak employees biking for cancer research
Many employees of the Zorg van de Zaak Network have committed to a charity in 2019. One of the highlights was the fundraising for KWF Kankerfonds (Cancer Fund). The team (‘Team for You’) aimed at raising 20.000 euros, and this amount was amply achieved. The eventual amount the team raised was almost 40.000 euros, 1.000 euros of which were contributed by the Zorg van de Zaak Foundation. An amazing achievement!
16 December 2019
5 years Earthrise Trust in Rustlers Valley: From humility to confidence and independence
In November, the board of the Foundation visited the Rustlers Valley farm in South-Africa and saw how much the Naledi Village’s community has accomplished in the last 5 years.
27 September 2019
Manuel (11) lets go of his trauma
Children who have been sexually abused in Bolivia are being helped by the trainers of ‘Casa de Alegria’ to process with their traumas.
14 June 2019
SUSTAINABLE PLANTS FOR FOOD SECURITY IN GAMBIA
This spring, Zorg van de Zaak Foundation is going to start working with a foundation which is committed to sustainable provisions in Gambia. In Gambia, there is a big shortage of nutrition: especially proteins, vitamins and minerals. The foundation ‘Care for Natural’ has been active in Gambia (Mariama Kunda) for 15 years and wants to plant new, highly nutritious crops in recently purchased land in Kololi. The Foundation is going to support this work.
26 February 2019
Rayka Zehtabchi draws attention to taboo on menstruation in India and wins Oscar
The documentary ‘Period’ shows that in many villages in India, menstruation is still a topic that cannot be discussed. Many women still do not have access to sanitary pads. They often call in sick during their menstruation and miss income because of it.