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Corporate Social Investment

Kingdomslots contributed to 12 provincial beneficiaries contributing towards health, education and community development in KwaZulu-Natal.


2020

MEMEZA SHOUT CRIME PREVENTION

Contributed R200 000

As part of our CSI this year we focused on crime prevention especially for the most vulnerable in society. This includes: Women, GBV, Rape victims, repeat crime victims, Child headed households, LGBT, Sex workers, Children, Learners, Elderly and People living with Disabilities.

Our General Manager Prakashnie Govender and the team handed the cheque to the Memeza Shout Crime Prevention team. Memeza empowers the most vulnerable communities with tangible safety technology which is linked directly to SAPS, Community Policing Forums, Neighbours, Family and Friends. Memeza Shout Crime Prevention, as part of this initiative, provided Community Policing Alarms which were deployed in 7 of our sites:

Ekwandeni Restaurant
Glebe Bar and Restaurant
Marshalls World of Sport – uMlazi
Marshalls World of Sport – Isipingo
Seoka Tavern
Pure Lounge
Charly's Pub

We are very proud to do our bit to help stop crime, in the midst of these challenging times. This CSI project was done in partnership with all our sites.

SANDFIELDS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Contributed R100 000

As part of our CSI this November, the Kingdomslots team visited Sandfields Primary School. Many thanks to Mr Moodley from Canecutters and Rokeshen from Sea Belle for joining us. Our General Manager Prakashnie Govender and the team were welcomed with so much love and warmth by the learners and staff. This comes after the school needed assistance with the purchase of data projectors, the building of a kitchen, conversion of a classroom to a library and installation of anti-theft devices.
Sandfields Primary is a Section 14 School in terms of the South African Schools Act. This means that it is a public, government school that operates on privately owned property. The school offers grades 1 - 7 classes and their learners come from four economically challenged areas, Magwaveni, Burbreeze RDP, Wewe and Newtown.

The team was very proud to deliver the cheque to passionate and very talented learners and teachers. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area; Canecutters, Truro Restaurant, Singh’s Restaurant, Hillside Sports Bar, Marshalls Tongaat, WSB Tongaat, Chelmsford Hotel and Sea Belle Restaurant.

VERULAM SECONDARY SCHOOL

Contributed R100 000

Our Kingdomslots team visited Verulam Secondary School in early November to hand-deliver the cheque that would assist the school to upgrade their media and library centre, as well as upgrade the male and female ablution facilities. All the current equipment is outdated and there is a need for more bookshelves and reading tables for the learners.

Verulam Secondary School services the poverty-stricken areas that border Verulam and indigent learners from neighbouring informal settlements. The school offers grades 8 -12 classes and is over 69 years old.

This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area; Marshalls Verulam and Verulam Tab, Skamps and The Spot.

TAFTA - The Association for the Aged

Contributed R119 030

Our General Manager, Prakashnie Govender and the team went to TAFTA to hand over the cheque that would assist with the upgrade of the ablution facilities at the home for the elderly. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area; EL-ARISH Hotel and Restaurant, Wentworth Hotel, Mustang and Castle Inn. Many thanks to Sonu from Wentworth Hotel for attending, we truly appreciate it.

TAFTA is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of Durban's elderly residents. Providing suitable accommodation, including frail care, home-based care, nutrition, counselling and therapeutic services, recreational activities through their lifestyle centres, social support access, community upliftment activities, intergenerational programmes and so much more. The home owns 14 buildings for this purpose, to enable older persons to continue living in their own homes.

ELTHELBERT CHILD AND YOUTH CENTRE

Contributed R100 000

Our team visited the Ethelbert Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC) to hand-deliver the cheque that would assist the children in the centre with school uniforms and stationery for 2021. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area, Circle of Friends, Knightsway Tavern and, Club Kenya. Thank you to Paul from Knightsway Tavern and Logan from Club Kenya for attending, we truly appreciate it.

Ethelbert Child & Youth Care Centre is a registered non-profit and public benefits organization (NPO & PBO) specializing in the full-time care, rehabilitation and support of vulnerable, abandoned and abused children within Kwa-Zulu Natal. The centre was established in 1907, with a vision to provide residential child-care and protection for the beneficiaries, aged 18 months to 18 years. The centre provides a secure, loving and safe environment for these children and has a capacity for 65 children. 60 of the children are currently going to school and annually it’s a challenge to provide school uniform and stationery for them. The team was heart warmed by these adorable souls.

KWAZULU-NATAL BLIND AND DEAF SOCIETY

Contributed R100 000

Our team visited the KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society to hand over the cheque that would assist to empower Visually Impaired Persons to live independently through skills training including Daily Living Skills and Orientation and Mobility. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area, New Light International, Ocean Bar, Red Marlin Bar, Blue Island Restaurant, Blue Diamond, Pure lounge, Albertyne, Hollywoodbets Argyle, Supabets Durban and WSB Durban.

The KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society was established in 1936 and has provided services to Blind, Deaf and Deafblind persons. The Society has evolved from a benevolence organization to a dynamic organization that empowers its diverse beneficiaries through education, training, rehabilitation and employment. Their professional staff of 30 provides services to on average 3000 beneficiaries annually. The team was welcomed with open arms, many thanks to Siva from Blue Island, Sisay from Pure Lounge and Spy from Marshalls World of Sport for attending.

CARELINE CRISIS AND TRAUMA CENTRE

Contributed R100 000

Our team visited the Careline Crisis and Trauma Centre in Hillcrest to deliver the cheque that would assist the centre with awareness, intervention and prevention programs for alcohol and substance abuse in schools and communities. Careline is often invited to host educational talks, workshops and conduct drug testing at high schools, primary schools and other organisations in both urban and rural areas. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area Ashley Sports Club, Supabets Pinetown, New Germany Sports Club, Chris Den and Vegas Sports Cafe.

Careline Crisis and Trauma Centre is a registered NPO and has been in operation since 1995. They have a crisis centre, which operates on a 24-hour call-out basis to deal with domestic violence, rape, business and residential robberies etc. Careline Halfway House has a residential inpatient life skills program for persons recovering from alcohol, drugs, gambling and over the counter medication abuse. The life skills program consists of counselling, group therapy, random drug testing, family therapy, relapse prevention and emotional awareness.

A big thanks to Shaun from New Germany Sports Club and Spy from Marshalls World of Sport for attending the event with us. As a Route Operator that operates in different communities, it always warms our hearts to assist where we can. Well done team!

HARMONY RETREAT DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHABILITAION CENTER

Contributed R100 000

The Kingdomslots team visited Harmony Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center to hand-deliver the cheque that would assist the centre upgrade their residential facility, so they can be able to accommodate those who are in desperate need for help. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area, African Sun, Harrys Pub and Umvoti Tavern.

Harmony Retreat Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center provides a primary care facility for those entering treatment for the first time, as well as a Halfway House for those requiring long-term treatment and rehabilitation. Apart from their core therapeutic efforts for those dealing with substance abuse and addiction, they also believe strongly in youth development and education - and are also involved in various Outreach programs at various community centres and schools. These programs are geared toward drug and alcohol prevention tactics within schools and communities.

Many thanks to Lappies and Blessing from African Sun, Anesh and wife from Umvoti Tavern, Rigesh and Una from Harrys Pub as well as James from Collegians Sports Club PMB for attending. The whole team was grateful for the incredible work done by the centre.

DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA

Contributed R100 000

The Kingdomslots team visited Daughters of Africa to hand-deliver the cheque that would assist the foundation to provide cancer testing and screening as well as health education in areas such as Mseleni, Inanda Township, Claremont/Kwadabeka. Daughters of Africa is a Cancer Community Carer, travelling to semi-urban and urban areas around KwaZulu Natal to offer free HPV testing, pap smears, clinical examinations and education on women’s health. They provide uninsured women and men with essential health service and spread the message that early detection saves lives. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area, Richards Sports Bar and Top Hat Tavern.

Thank you to Spy from Marshalls World of Sport for joining us. The whole team was truly touched by the incredible work done by the foundation.

THOLINHLANHLA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Contributed R70 000

Our General Manager Prakashnie Govender and the team visited Tholinhlanhla Primary School to hand over the cheque that would assist to the school upgrade the current outdated equipment and purchase desktop computers that will meet the current needs of students. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area, African Sun, Harrys Pub and Umvoti Tavern.

Tholinhlanhla Primary School offers grades R to 7 and services the poverty-stricken areas that border Greytown and indigent learners from neighbouring informal settlements. Most of the households rely mainly on social grants. The school is old, and the maintenance of its facilities is financially demanding. The school faces numerous challenges in maintaining the current infrastructure to suit the needs of the students.

The team was very excited to receive the well- needed funding. Many thanks to Lappies and Blessing from African Sun, Anesh and wife from Umvoti Tavern, Rigesh and Una from Harrys Pub as well as James from Collegians Sports Club PMB for attending.

Friends without Borders

Contributed R120 000

Our General Manager Prakash Govender and the team visited Natest Primary School to hand over the cheque to Friends Without Borders. This funding will assist the NGO with their food hampers and school uniforms projects.

Friends Without Borders is an NPO that was established over 15 years ago and provides support in the Mount Edgecombe and surrounding informal settlements areas. Currently, there are 50 families that receive monthly food hampers and their children have had their school uniform needs to be taken care of for the 2020 school year. 30 additional indigent families have been identified through this project and will receive monthly food hampers and the children will receive school uniforms next year. This CSI project was done in partnership with our sites in the area, Mount Edgecombe Hotel, Richards Sports Bar, Top Hat and World Sports Betting. Many thanks to Roza from World Sports Betting for attending the handover.

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2019

SAFA Phoenix

Contributed R50 000

SAFA Phoenix is a constituted football association that caters to soccer in the Phoenix and surrounding areas. This football association provides the platform for the community in active organised football leagues ranging from under 7 to over 35 leagues. We visited the football association to hand over the cheque that will assist in upgrading their current infrastructure and the grounds to ensure continuous community participation. The Phoenix community is infested with drugs, crime, alcohol that put the youth in danger of falling easily into the prey of these vices. The funding will assist in keeping the youth of the streets and actively involved in sports and recreation.

Inkululeko Children’s Home

Contributed R47 300

Our Kingdomslots management in conjunction with Sportman’s Tavern and Izzy By Night Tavern visited Inkululeko Children's Home - a home to 21 HIV / AIDS infected and affected babies (orphaned, abandoned, and abused) in the Vryheid area. Inkululeko Children’s Home was established in 2000 after a noted increase in the number of abandoned and/or neglected babies in the AbaQulusi area. Inkululeko provides a secure, loving, and safe environment for these babies and children. The team and our General Manager Prakashnie Govender were there to deliver the funding that will assist the home revamp and extend its current nursery. This is because the home has been receiving a lot of babies and in need of a bigger and more comfortable nursery. The home relies heavily on donor funding to operate effectively and we were very proud to have done our bit to assists the kids and staff.

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KwaThintwa School for the Deaf

Contributed R102 900

Kwa Thintwa School for the Deaf was opened in February 1981 and have learners from the age of 3 to age 20. All the learners live with a loss of hearing and use South African sign language to communicate. The school currently has 360 full time learners that board at the school. Most of the learners’ hail from different areas throughout KZN, many from distant rural settings. The parents of most of the learners are economically disadvantaged and experience much difficulty meeting their financial obligations to the school (school fees and hostel fees)

For eight consecutive years, the school has achieved a 100% pass rate in Matric but the success by the class of 2018 is even sweeter as one its pupils was recently named among the top matriculants of 2018.

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Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action

Contributed R100 000

The Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) is a 40-year-old Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), established in 1979. PACSA provide economic support and guidance to community projects which are run mostly by women. They currently have 11 agricultural and youth empowerment community projects within the uMgungundlovu District. Kingdomslots contributed towards their Sustainable Livelihoods Programme which assist communities with farming and communal gardens. This project involves women and men at community levels involved in food production, using agro-ecology, and livelihoods creation for themselves and their wider communities.

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Gcinamasiko

Contributed R81 603

Gcinamasiko is a non-profit organisation committed to promoting literacy in our country, especially through the wing of NOZINCWADI - Mother of Books Literacy Campaign which was started in 2001 by Dr. Gcina Mhlophe.  Over the years they have visited hundreds of schools in all nine provinces of South Africa.  They have donated books, shared empowerment workshops with teachers and librarians, helped the up and coming storytellers and writers. And more recently, they have focused more on our home province KwaZulu Natal.

This Mandela Day we visited KwaMyeza Primary School in Mpumalanga (Hammarsdale), a school that was targeted by Gcinamasiko to set up a library full of books for the learners. We went in the morning to help paint the walls, put up the tiles on the floor so to help Gcinamasiko transform a room into a library.

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Montarena Secondary School

Contributed R119 630

Montarena Secondary School is a public secondary school located in Chatsworth. The school service the poverty-stricken areas with most households relying on social grants and assistance from religious and other charitable organisations. Montarena is over 46 years old and in need of repairs and new infrastructure to suit the present and future conditions for the safety of the learners.

We visited the school to hand over the cheque that will assist the school in revamping some of their facilities which will improve the learning experience for the learners. The Breakfast Express team from Lotus FM was there broadcasting the whole experience live on air and learners were very excited and appreciative of support from Kingdomslots.

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2018

Umthombo Youth Development Foundation

Contributed R90 000.

The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation seeks to address the unacceptably high shortages of qualified staff at rural hospitals to improve healthcare services to rural communities. The foundation identifies, trains and supports youth in their quest to become qualified healthcare professionals as a way of addressing staff shortages at rural hospitals. This includes comprehensive mentoring and financial support throughout the course of their studies, as well as assistance with integration into the hospital working environment once qualified.  The foundation was granted the funding for mentoringof students.

Over the past 17 years of using this approach, they have produced 304 healthcare graduates – 98 of which are Doctors! All graduates are making, or have made, a significant impact on improving healthcare services to rural communities.

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Centre for the Advancement of Science and Math’s Education

Contributed R70 000.

CASME (Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education) is a non-profit education development institution based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. CASME focuses on teacher professional development and support, through training and provision of resources for science and mathematics teaching, in under-resourced and previously disadvantaged communities. CASME operates through the schooling sector from Foundation Phase to Grade 12 and throughout South Africa.

The Centre is currently responsible for education projects throughout South Africa involving approximately 400 schools and some 1600 teachers.

CASME operates 5 mathematics and science resource centres in partnership with the KZN Department of Education and selected Science Centres. These centres service local school communities and reach some 200 schools providing mathematics and science equipment and resources on a loan basis.

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New West Education Trust

Contributed R90 000

The overall aim is to prepare pupils for the current technological revolution commonly known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is characterized by robotics, internet of things, 3D printing, nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence.

Learners attend classes taught by experts in the STEM field (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics) and are taken through problem-solving activities, advanced Math’s, coding (computer programming), 3D printing, AutoCAD, robotics, Artificial Intelligence (Al), etc. The Learners do not pay for the classes.

The Robin Hood Foundation

Contributed R80 000

The Robin Hood Foundation's mission is to rescue and uphold the rights of women, children and the elderly For the past few years, the Foundation has been focusing heavily on Early Childhood Development as this is the key area to get the foundations right for small children to be able to learn and grow to their full potential.

Kingdomslots contributed towards the revamping of two Grade R class rooms at Uplift Lalelani Primary, Ntshongweni.

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Feedy Needy

Contributed R50 000

Feedy Needy is an Organization that strives to uplift the underprivileged through various programmes including the provision of daily meals to various schools, promoting sustainable livelihood through workshops, donating wheelchairs, blanket and winter clothing, milk formula and diaper distribution, Hamper distribution etc.

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The Association For the Aged

Contributed R69 249

TAFTA is dedicated to serving the needs of the elderly by providing suitable accommodation, including frail care. Their services include Social Services, Accommodation (fit, frail and those who need assisted living), Meals on Wheels, Home Based Care. TAFTA owns 14 buildings for this purpose.

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2015

Child Welfare Durban

Contributed towards the “Back to School” project

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Highway Hospice

Contributed towards new medical equipment

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Epilepsy South Africa

Contributed towards operational costs

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TAFTA

Contributed towards funding for soft furnishings

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