TRAC partnership ensures warmth for senior citizens this winter

TRAC partnership ensures warmth for senior citizens this winter

Trans African Concessions (TRAC), in partnership with the Office of the Ward Councilor (Ward 105) and the Asikhulisaneni Youth and Community Development Organisation, donated 1 000 blankets to senior citizens at the Sokhulumi Multi-purpose Centre in Bronkhorstspruit today – 12 April 2019.

“Even though senior citizens have a crucial role to play in shaping communities and imparting valuable knowledge, they often go unnoticed and unacknowledged and many of the issues they face are not brought to light. This donation expresses our gratitude to them for all they have done to make this country a better place, and to honour them as icons who fought for our liberation”, says Solange Soares Nicholson, TRAC Communications Manager.

Roadmac Surfacing will distribute the blankets in Bronkhorstspruit, which is renowned for its icy winter months. This initiative aims to celebrate the contributions made by senior citizens and to raise awareness around the need to care for and protect them. The Office of the Ward Councilor and the Asikhulisaneni Youth and Community Development Organisation recognise that senior citizens have wisdom and that their life experiences are necessary for social and societal development.

“Our ward has created a programme targeting the promotion of human rights for senior citizens and their contribution towards liberating this country during the apartheid years. Many senior citizens have participated in various historical milestones during their lifetime, such as the 9 August 1956 Women’s March against pass laws to transform this country,” said Maweza Nkutha, the Manager of Asikhulisaneni Youth and Community Development Organisation.

Enquiries
Solange Soares Nicholson
Communications Manager
Tel:     +2713 755 3316 (switchboard)
Mobile: +2776 021 2524 (cell)
E-mail:  
ssoares@tracn4.co.za

Maweza Nkutha
Manager: Asikhulisaneni Youth and Community Development Organisation
Mobile: +2782 958 4371
Email: asikhulisaneniycd@gmail.com

 

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