Uplifting people through skills

2018-06-12 06:01
New Germany resident Grant Oosthuyzen at the Made for More surfing event.PHOTO: supplied

New Germany resident Grant Oosthuyzen at the Made for More surfing event.PHOTO: supplied

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MADE for More is a non-profit-company that was established two years ago with the aim to empower and equip people who are differently abled through sport, mentorship programmes, leadership camps and community projects.

Made for More managing director, Julia Van Zyl, said of the company: “We want our brothers and sisters to break free from society’s conformities and stigma’s about who they are and what they can do and to discover that they are ‘made for more’.

“We want to see hearts and minds renewed as well as filled with a unique passion and purpose for their lives. We want to see this ‘people-group’ restored and filled with love, acceptance and hope for a better future.”

Van Zyl said that the organisation offers a lot of programmes and activities to uplift its members.

“We conduct coaching and chaplaincy programmes, exercise therapy, leadership camps, community projects, mentorship programmes, training, sports camps, surf therapy, water therapy, clinical and psychosocial support and career guidance.”

She added that the organisation is in desperate need of corporate sponsors or businesses to come on board and support its vision and mission.

“We rely solely on monthly partners to keep the organisation sustainable. We would love to expand and go wider and deeper with our service delivery so having businesses come on board would be life changing.

“Our greatest desire is for people to take a hold of the vision and run with it. From there they can become a monthly financial partner, a key part in helping keep us sustainable in what we do.

“We rely fully on monthly donors to keep the organisation alive and thriving.”

For more information on the company and how to become a monthly partner, visit the Made for More website on www.madeformore.org.za People who are interested can also volunteer at one of the organisations up-coming events.

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