SVA shows abandoned babies love

2017-07-26 06:01
SVA International’s Debbie Wintermeyer (left) and Thembela Gxavu (right) cuddle one of the tiny residents of Isithembiso Babies Home. At the back, architects Zaahir Abrahams and Stacey Schnablegger share the love on Mandela Day.

SVA International’s Debbie Wintermeyer (left) and Thembela Gxavu (right) cuddle one of the tiny residents of Isithembiso Babies Home. At the back, architects Zaahir Abrahams and Stacey Schnablegger share the love on Mandela Day.

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THE team from SVA International visited Isithembiso Babies Home on Mandela Day to donate boxes of non-perishable supplies, but ended up walking away with much more.

This is according to head of the Eastern Cape office, Debbie Wintermeyer, who identified the home for orphaned and abandoned babies as the beneficiary of their annual initiative.

“Isithembiso is a well-established, reputable facility that does amazing work at grassroots level,” said Wintermeyer.

“The children here have all had a difficult start and the aim is to see them placed in a loving and secure family environment.”

She said her office sponsored a number of items on the home’s shopping list, including dry food and nappies, which are an ongoing need.

“As an architectural firm, we are constantly upgrading our equipment and programmes, so we also donated a gently used laptop and will provide IT support where needed.”

Wintermeyer said one of her staff members also conducted an assessment of the facility to identify areas where structural elements and interior spaces could be improved. These recommendations were reported to the home’s management team for consideration.

“For businesses in the hard corporate world, Mandela Day serves as an important reminder to look at the softer, simpler aspects of life and to find ways to serve others with humility and respect,” Wintermeyer concluded. – REPORTER

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