Empowerment

Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale 28 May 2022

Our Bikers with A Purpose fundraising event in Barrydale held on 28 May 2022 was a huge success.

  • Over 200 pairs of shoes were handed over to the community.
  • 500kg of food from Ladles of Love was donated.
  • Books for the library Net vir Pret  -Aftercare and Youth centre group.
  • Clothing for our community, sweet treats and toys for our children.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our amazing bikers, donors, to all the volunteers, Pep Stores for assisting, and to the Karoo Daisy for hosting us!  Andre du Toit for being the most amazing positive and motivating master of ceremonies.

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KZN Flood relief update May 2022 (2)

  • We received the 1000 packets of Movite and 1200 x 5L water from Jhb. A huge thank you to Transcare for collecting and transportation.
  • A team of volunteers has started sorting out clothes.
  • We delivered hampers to the community of Wentworth. We were guided by an NGO called Women of Wentworth due to the ongoing violence in the area due to the socio/economic issues.
  • Hampers and food was delivered to parts of Welbeduct, Chatsworth and Pinetown by United Ways.
  • We delivered food, toys and kitchen utensils to a community hall in Kwandengezi which is in the valley of Dassenhoek. There are 180 people housed in this hall for the past month.
  • The community in Dassenhoek which is down a very steep valley and badly affected. We visited 1 of the 2 halls and the condition is very bad. 19 people are still missing since the first flooding. We will provide supplies to them and continue to monitor their progress.
  • In Savana Park we will drop off 100 hampers.
  • 100 destined for schools in Phoenix.
  • 70 hampers in buckets will be delivered to the community of Reit River in Ottowa.
  • 200 hampers in buckets will be delivered to Burnwood.
  • Beach clean-up is also taking place on Sunday from 7am at Blue Lagoon
  • Hampers delivered to severe flooded area in Riet River, Verulam KZN.

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United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. – Hamper Project in Gauteng

This project in Partnership with United Technical Equipment Co. (Pty) Ltd. (UTEC), Mr.Vernon Kistan the CEO of UTEC runs a Food Hamper Campaign every year.

1000 boxes of food hampers are packed and distributed to those in need.  UTEC distributes the food hampers to various Church groups, shelters and for the destitute in Lenasia, Eldorado Park, Soweto and many other surrounding areas.

Previously volunteers assisted in packaging of the hampers, but due to Covid 19 the packaging was outsourced.

The Ikageng Itireleng People’s Centre in Orlando West, Soweto, was one of the beneficiary to receive the food hampers.

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Thank you!! From hearts filled with joy and gratitude

On behalf of Ikageng, I would like to extend a heartfelt sincere, gratitude for your support and dedication to our cause, your support has not gone unnoticeable, we appreciate and value you! Thank you for always joining us in making a difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children and youth.

I would like to acknowledge receipt of 200 food hampers on 13 November 2021. Your donation has impacted the lives of over 800 beneficiaries, every time we distribute a food parcel, we are filled with gratitude that we could be an instrument at a time like this, where we can extend HOPE to the hopeless, we say this from the hearts of our families and households, who struggle daily with food security.

Thank you so much to you and the team which made this donation possible. Please know that this could not have been possible without your generosity.

200 families or 800 vulnerable children, orphans, women, disabled, and elderly people have food on the table. Thank you so much!!

 

Yours sincerely,

Ellen Maseko, Acting Programme Manager, Ikageng Itireleng

Website: www.ikageng.org.za

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International Day for Older Persons 2021

100 comforters were distributed to the elderly to mark International Day for Older Persons 2021 at the Tafta Old Age Home in KZN.

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Sri Sri Gardening in KZN

Veg seedlings are now ready  for the Spring season in Margate, Chatsworth, Waterloo and Verulum.

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Immunity Packs Distributed in Soweto

A further 200 Immunity Packs were distributed at the Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry in Orlando West, Soweto. There have been various testimonies that the flu masala has been making the people with COVID feel better.

Packs were distributed to matriculates who are over stressing for the exams, caregivers, staff members, and the other Front line workers.

You can now contribute to this project: https://za.iahv.org/campaigns/immunity-packs/ 

 

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IAHV’s aim to align itself with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)

As many of you are aware IAHV frst received its United Nations NGO status through its incorporation in Geneva in 1997. IAHV is in consultative status with the Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOC) of theUnited Nations (UN), and participates in a variety of committees and activities, related to health and conflict resolution.

Internationally and as guided, IAHV’s aim is to align itself with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

Set forward by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) are a collection of 17 global goals aimed at improving the planet and the quality of human life around the world. The call-to-action for people worldwide is to address the critical areas of importance by 2030: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. IAHV, as guided by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, will focus on these 5 key areas by adopting 7 of the 17 SDGS’s to execute as follows:

IAHV SA will begin the process of aligning all its project and programs to meet the above goals. In the coming months we will reect this on our website and project proposals, categorising all our programs & projects accordingly.

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100 Immunity Packs Distributed

Ikageng team,and families would love to express their appreciation from Arts Of Living, for the ongoing support during the Corona Pandemic.

On the 31 of May we have received 100 immunity packs ,and the delivery of 120 groceries to compile food parcels for staff members and Ikageng families.We have managed reach most of our needy families with food distribution for youth headed households, grannies and single parents who are on ARVS treatment within the program. As for immunity packs we have distributed them to most of the staff members who are front line workers ,such as Corvid testing team, HTS team, caregivers, coordinators and family members during food distribution, and managed to take pictures maintaining the corvid regulation.

It through the ongoing support we get from caring donors like you that we can be able to continue to support our families.

 

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Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school donation

This is an annual feeding scheme project at the Lerato Educational Centre in Jackson Drift, Eikenhof South of Johannesburg, which has now changed to Siyaphambili Day Care and Pre-school.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and financial constrains there are only 150 children with a total of 22 teachers. The school depends on donations and veggies received and cooks daily on the premises for the children.

Volunteers from the Art of Living in Lenasia sponsored groceries and vegetables and was dropped off  today in conjunction to celebrate Gurudev’s Birthday at the school. A total of 300 masks was also donated.

A warm and hearty Thank you to all for your generous sponsorship and support of the groceries & vegetables. Through your donation we have once again been able to accomplish our Feeding Project and are extremely grateful!

Support our ongoing efforts by donating here: https://za.iahv.org/campaigns/lerato-school-feeding-project

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