For the next two weeks we’re running a trial here at htxt.africa. We’ve teamed up with volunteer matching website forgood to help promote opportunities for techies and geeks to put their skills to positive use by giving up a few hours to help a needy cause. You can read more about forgood and what it does here, and this week’s cause below.
This week’s cause is to help a care giving association to sort out its office and run more efficiently. We spoke to Moses Malepe to find out more.
Who are you?
Segametsi Orphans, Vulnerable Children and Elderly Care Centre helps those affected by HIV/Aids through social upliftment and community outreach programmes.
We want to remove the stigma attached to HIV and Aids. One of our key targets is to assist child-headed and granny-headed families – where the parents have died due to AIDS. These children require consistent and ongoing support until they can become independent members of society. These are our future leaders!
Who do you help?
Families affected by AIDS – we want to help them fight poverty by teaching them skills and giving child-headed households access to education.
What do you need?
Help Segametsi Care Centre by donating office equipment for our head offices.
We need basic office equipment so that we can fulfil our administrative duties. Equipment needed includes: computers, laptops, a fax and copier machine or a printer.
These are the basics we need to set up our offices.
What difference will this make?
We don’t have a proper work space at the moment. We are working from a garage and we have no furniture or any other equipment – we use our phones for all online processes. We desperately need a computer or laptops especially. We are hoping to use one of the local schools as a head office – they will supply the space but we still need our own office equipment.