During the 2019 Rugby World cup, internal salvos over TechStream email and Whatsapp group were at an all-time high given the fact that we have 7 offices around the world, an office in London as well as Cape Town and a large contingent of South African and English staff!
It made sense to arrange a bet before the final so each office voted who they thought would win the final and if selected correctly, pizzas were to be sent to the offices that chose correctly. We all know what happened during the game and for the Munich and Cape Town offices who chose correctly, in addition to our team winning the cup, we could chalk up a car full of pizzas as additional spoils for the win.
In the spirit of the Springboks #Strongertogether campaign and feeling inspired by our teams captain Siya Kholisi we decided to donate our Pizza’s to an awesome charity, Kinderhuis, up the road from our offices in Cape Town. It was wonderful to know that as the Springboks drove past our offices on their victory parade, that not far away there was a group of kids in need that had full bellies. It might have been a very small gesture but made the afterglow of the Rugby Cup and the Springboks win even brighter.
Interested in learning more about this charity? We’ve included information below that will help you understand why our heart is set on this unique and caring charity.
About SA Kinderhuis
The South African Children’s Home was the first welfare institution established in South Africa. Originally known as the ‘Orphan House’ it was founded in 1808 by Mrs Moller, a wealthy Dutch widow, who was assisted in this task by members of the Groote Kerk and the Evangelical Church, two of the oldest churches in South Africa. Mrs Moller dedicated much of her life to establishing the Children’s Home and upon her death, she graciously donated the bulk of her estate to her beloved orphanage.
The SA Children’s Home was originally housed on Cape Town’s Long Street before moving to the suburb of Gardens in 1923. Forty-five years later a modern Children’s Home was erected on the same site and this is where the Children’s Home still stands today.
Now more than 200 years later, the Children’s Home continues its care for children by providing a secure, friendly, homely environment for its family of 44 boys and girls.
Our mission is to care for, nurture and develop children in need, in order for them to become balanced, well-adapted and independent adults. We provide a loving, happy and secure home for boys and girls of all ages, race groups and denominations.
The children are placed in our care strictly through the Children’s Court and are given three balanced meals each day, attend local schools and are provided with school uniforms, sports equipment and casual clothing. They receive medical and dental attention as well as therapeutic and counselling services. An individual Development Plan is established for each child, according to their specific needs, that includes training in basic life skills, encouraging participation in sport and recreational activities, providing therapeutic services and promoting spiritual input and growth.
Children are the future of our nation and we are grateful that we can serve the children of Cape Town by providing a place where they can receive loving care and become well-adjusted, productive citizens of our country.
The children always come first.