"Master Chef" Volunteers prepare meals for underprivileged pre-schoolers

June 2017 | Diepsloot
The Johannesburg team of volunteers cooked up a storm preparing and serving healthy meals for 250 pre-schoolers at Afrika Tikkun in Diepsloot, one of South Africa’s largest informal townships, on Wednesday June 21, 2017.
It was an opportunity for employees to experience first-hand the day to day realities of the behind-the-scene operations of ensuring that each child receives a nutritious meal which may be their only meal for the day. It highlights a real debate around how can a child learn when they are hungry and what are the priorities between education and health.
Bradley Anthony, head of CS Facilities SA, commented: “It was an amazing experience and I was particularly moved by the positivity of the centers hard working team, and the #postiveimpact they make daily on the immediate community and to our kids that will become future active economic citizens.”
Afrika Tikkun implements a holistic development model from “cradle to career” for their beneficiaries. The organization’s interventions support children, youth and families with their education, health and social services. Deutsche Bank’s support has been directed towards their early childhood learning and youth skills development at their five centres.
Portia Sibugodi, Executive Personal Assistant to the Chief Country Office, said: “I enjoyed every moment I spent at the Afrika Tikkun’s Diepsloot Centre. I fell in love with the children and staff and their contagious smiles. It was wonderful to see how the place operates and just how dedicated the staff are to the children's wellbeing. It was by far the most exciting, eye-opening and enjoyable day for me.”  
 

Early Childhood and High School education are the two pillars of the Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation’s Born to Be education programme. Through the programme, Deutsche Bank is working to make sure young people get an education that enables them to realise their full potential.
     

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