Adding Hope to Mother of Peace – every R2 counts!

Date published: 22 August 2018
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Adding Hope to Mother of Peace – every R2 counts!
KFC Amanzimtoti team members recently gathered at Mother of Peace in Illovo, Kwazulu Natal to spend the day with the children at the centre. Mother of Peace is one of the non-profit organisations (NPOs) supported by Add Hope, KFC’s national feeding initiative that combines KFC Corporate Social Responsibility funds and R2 customer donations to feed over 120 000 children on a daily basis. Mother of Peace also focuses on early childhood education and sustainable farming aimed at transforming the lives of 70 children who have been abandoned, orphaned or abused in the Illovo region.
During the visit, the KFC teams explored the outlying sugar plantation and the vegetable garden that supplies the day care centre with produce and also provides a source of income to community members. The day ended with a celebration where the children showed off their singing and dancing skills. “It was wonderful to learn more about the facility and witness, the real impact that our Add Hope initiative has on the children first hand. We are really passionate about Add Hope and we’re happy to tell our customers that every cent is being put to good use, right here in our community,” says KFC Amanzimtoti Area Coach Vishkar Jogi. Gavin Gradwell, chairman of Mother of Peace, adds, “Reports indicate that 27% of children in KwaZulu-Natal, which has the largest child population in the country, are orphans. Further to this, so many children suffer because of HIV/Aids and poverty, and as an organisation we strongly believe that each child has the right to be safe, to belong, to be heard and to grow up in a happy family environment. Good nutrition is also an important aspect for their growth and development and, we are thankful for the support we receive from KFC through its Add Hope initiative as these funds go a long way in helping us take care of that.”
KFC Public Affairs Director for Africa and Add Hope Champion Thabisa Mkhwanazi concludes, “While we work with a number of larger national charity organisations, we also make sure that our restaurants can partner with beneficiaries in their communities, like the Amanzimtoti team with Mother of Peace in Illovo. This way, our people are also able to play a significant role in helping us to alleviate childhood hunger in our country and give hope to the local communities in which we operate in. (ENDS)

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