9 July 2020
Development projects may also be ‘unconventional’
Gine Zwart was at the cradle of the Zorg van de Zaak Foundation. She has over 25 years of experience with improving food security in Africa and other parts of the world. Recently, she departed after 5 years as a board member. ’10 girls playing football. I had underestimated how important that is, too.’
12 June 2020
Partners Zorg van de Zaak Foundation are working with the Covid funds
The corona crisis has fierce effects: in The Netherlands, but also abroad. Our partners notice on a daily basis how people are facing new challenges. Especially for the people who are unable to work, the consequences are most extreme. The subsidies which we provided in April, are now being put to use in various ways.
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!