Sasol funds delivery of health services

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Elaine Wildey (Senior Practitioner Sasol Social Investment Secunda Public Affairs), Fikile Mthimunye (Director PSASA), Zakhele Masilela (HIV/AIDS Coordinator GMM), Vusumuzi Mbokazi (Special Projects GMM), Ruth Sebolai (social worker Department of Social Development), Marcelle Bester (Director FAMSA), Rethabile Ndjibu (Senior Manager Corporate Communication, Events and brand Secunda Public Affairs) and Pastor Mokwena (Deputy Chairperson Govan Mbeki Local AIDS Council) at the handover ceremony.

Sasol sponsored two programmes that will benefit the communities in the Govan Mbeki municipal area.
Through these programmes Sasol, in partnership with Families South Africa (FAMSA) and Project Support Association of South Africa (PSASA), aims to co-create community partnerships in an effort to reduce the social burden for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Sasol handed over funding to the Orphan and Vulnerable Children programme (OVC) on Wednesday, 25 January, for the fourth consecutive year.
Through its collaboration with FAMSA, Sasol identified the need to support 120 orphans and vulnerable children in the eMbalenhle and Leandra communities.
The company pledged R1 492,705 towards this programme that aims to reduce the social burdens of this vulnerable group of children.
This holistic developmental programme provides an enabling environment in which the children can become the best they can be and provides regular psychological, physiological, spiritual, educational and social support.
Through the Palliative care programme, Sasol in partnership PSASA, aims to enhance the ability of home based caregivers to care for and support those infected and affected by HIV/ AIDS; ultimately impacting positively on the spread of HIV and TB.
The effects of the HIV/ AIDS pandemic continue to present a crisis to communities as formal health services lack the capacity and infrastructure to cope with the large numbers of people infected.
In this light, Sasol committed R1, 3 Million towards the outreach programme to help build capacity to care for and support these individuals and thus assist to alleviate the impact in the communities.
“As a responsible corporate citizen Sasol is appreciative to partner with FAMSA, PSASA as well as with government, especially the Departments of Health and Social Development to better our communities,” said Rethabile Ndjibu, Senior Manager: Communications and Brand Secunda Public Affairs.
“Through these partnerships Sasol is able to support initiatives that bring hope and inspiration to children that are disadvantaged by societal ills,” concluded Rethabile.

Elaine Wildey (Senior Practitioner Sasol Social Investment Secunda Public Affairs), Fikile Mthimunye (Director PSASA), Zakhele Masilela (HIV/AIDS Coordinator GMM), Vusumuzi Mbokazi (Special Projects GMM), Ruth Sebolai (social worker Department of Social Development), Marcelle Bester (Director FAMSA), Rethabile Ndjibu (Senior Manager Corporate Communication, Events and brand Secunda Public Affairs) and Pastor Mokwena (Deputy Chairperson Govan Mbeki Local AIDS Council) at the handover ceremony.

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