Ahead of its 10th anniversary, the Collen Mashawana Foundation (CMF) met with civil society, including religious and tribal leaders across the country to better understand the needs of people in South Africa and the African continent as a whole.
The organization also uses this time to strengthen partnerships with various organizations and community leaders.
“We strongly believe that society, business and government can work together to solve the basic service delivery challenges we face while improving the lives of the poor,” said CMF President Collen Mashawana, who is the father of SA’s own superhero child, Prince Mashawana, who recently made headlines as the world’s youngest TEDx speaker.
Accompanied by Afribiz Invest executives, Mashawana visited King MisuZulu kaZwelithini, who is the reigning King of the Zulu Nation and his wife Queen Ntokozo Mayisela.
The purpose of the visit was to discuss the intervention programs that the Foundation is currently deploying. The organization will work with the Royal Family to identify a number of eligible beneficiaries to receive sponsored homes under their One Brick at a Time scheme.
The team then visited the Baptist Church of Nazareth, the second largest African initiated church based in South Africa, to understand how it can help facilitate programs aimed at improving the lives of the poor across the country.
Working on plans to expand interventions to the rest of the African continent, ahead of proposed celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the Collen Mashwana Africa Foundation (CMF Africa), CMF leadership also met with former Botswana President Ian Khama, which recently launched the SKI. Khama Foundation in Botswana, which is currently rolling out programs to help the elderly and people with disabilities. “It fits perfectly with what we stand for as a Foundation,” added Mashawana.
The foundation will host a fundraising gala dinner on April 23, 2022 to celebrate 10 years of giving hope and dignity to child-headed families, people with disabilities and the elderly.
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