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Shoprite is taking hands with Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres across the country to bring about transformation by enabling the education of the poorest and most vulnerable. Throughout Women’s Month, Africa’s largest food retailer will unveil a number of schools who are benefiting from this programme to empower women at the helm of ECD centres and the communities they serve.
This Women’s Month the Shoprite Group is celebrating its women partners by unveiling the women-headed creches it has partnered with and lauding its female suppliers and employees that form the backbone of its operations.
A community in rural Limpopo is celebrating following a partnership that resulted in a fully resourced creche, better equipped carers and good nutrition for preschoolers.
Emma Makhatini’s residence in Blue Downs, also known as the Ethembeni Educare & Children’s Care Centre, is home to 21 children who call her ‘mommy’. As a widowed pensioner, Makhatini could not afford to upgrade her security, which put her at risk of losing her Department of Social Development (DSD) registration.
After an accident left her 8-month old daughter disabled, Nikie Thipe turned tragedy into hope by starting the Nthabiseng Skills Training Centre for the Disabled in Rustenburg.
Earlier this month the Tzaneen Skills Centre for Vulnerable Women received a large donation of cotton twine which will enable the organisation to generate funds for the women rescued through Stop Trafficking Of People (STOP).
Nomonde Ntsundwana is using an innovative way to teach learners at Seyisi Primary School in KwaZakhele in the Eastern Cape.
Gertruida Maartens from Fisantekraal, Durbanville, has been living in a container for the past five years. This selfless woman has been using her RDP house to run Hagar Home, a safe house for abused women and children.
This Women’s month, the Shoprite Group is reaffirming its commitment to invest in and uplift women in South Africa through various business and community initiatives.