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July 18th 2015, Nelson Mandela Day, a day that is fresh in the minds of many South Africans who find themselves remembering their contribution towards Mandela Day. Many got involved and donated their time, money and efforts towards this good cause. There’s one particular Mandela Day story which we’d like to shed some light on. The guys at Search Online Consulting (SOC) rolled up their hypothetical sleeves and decided to get involved, in one of the coolest ways possible. Search Online Consulting is a company who’s passion lies in the digital realm, I mean why wouldn’t it, considering the fact that the mere term “online” presents itself boldly in their name. Why, one could even say that ‘online’ is their middle name. Punny jokes aside, this group of ladies and gentlemen decided to give back to the community this Mandela Day.
Knowing how powerful digital can be, SOC decided to impart this knowledge and passion on to 6 lucky students at the Abraham Kriel Childcare facility. SOC donated old laptops, tablets and MP3 players to 6 ‘bright sparks’ who received the digital devices. So who is Abraham Kriel Childcare? Well according to Abraham Kriel’s website: “Abraham Kriel Childcare (AKC) is a registered NPO providing childcare in the greater Johannesburg and East Rand in Gauteng. Our passion is to ensure the optimal development of traumatised children in need of care. AKC provides both residential care and community services and focuses on providing shelter, care and rehabilitation for children between the ages of birth and 18 years old, who have been subjected to trauma, abuse, molestation, poverty and neglect. Currently AKC operates 21 (incl. baby unit) houses for children and carries out 6 community care programmes that provide food, shelter, pastoral care, remedial care, social services, skills development services and early childhood development.”
Ryan installing programs onto the laptop
The big hearts at SOC have inspired us to also get involved with their cause. Bronwyn, Head of Digital at Digital Republic has donated her old laptop to be donated to Abraham Kriel. 🙂
A beautiful example of kindness inspiring kindness.