Cape Town is currently in the midst of a serious drought. Collectively, everyone needs to work together to conserve this precious resource. With this in mind, we decided that we would like to assist two organizations in areas where staff from Spier live with water saving initiatives which could be used as sustainability interventions.

A complete analysis of what they currently have in place and work on a water implementation plan which would include installing some water saving devices. By choosing a crèche and old age home we have beneficiaries from 6 months old to well over 80 years old.

SAVCA 2018 - CSI Umtha Wemfundo Educare

Umtha Wemfundo Educare

Umtha Wemfundo Educare is located in Kayamandi and is owned by Ntombi Zanele. She cares for 52 children ranging from the ages of 6 months – 5 years.

Ntombi’s biggest challenge is getting proper furniture and equipment.

There are also leaks in the creche which they are trying to fix.

She has started with renovations to allow for more space but they really heavily on funding to complete this.

Currently, there are over 50 of Spier’s own team members staying in the Kayamandi area.

SAVCA 2018 - CSI Zandvleit

Zandvliet Care Facility

Zandvliet Care Facility is a non-profit organization that is home to 157 residents, of which most are frail, aged, mentally challenged / intellectually disabled with little family contact or support.

The main focus of the care facility is to provide their residents with all the care and support they require by creating a nurturing and empowering environment in which they can flourish.

Pack for a Purpose

The two organisations receiving CSI delegate bags are Windmeul Primary school and Lynedoch Community Library.

SAVCA 2018 - CSI Play Africa

Play Africa

Play Africa (playafrica.org.za) is a globally-acclaimed "children's museum" based at the iconic Constitution Hill. Championing every child’s right to play and education, it serves thousands of children ages 0-10, their families and schools through sensational hands-on, interactive programmes and exhibits that stimulate curiosity and motivate learning.

Play Africa’s groundbreaking early childhood development (ECD) and foundation phase learning enrichment includes STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), helping build the next generation of South African inventors, problem-solvers and innovators. It is also a pioneer in inclusive education in South Africa, creating opportunities to consider and mainstream children with disabilities in all of its programmes. Its thought-leading work is backed by RMB, FirstRand Foundation, PwC, Bowmans, the Lego Foundation, Sesame Workshop and others.

It has partnered with 8 universities, and dozens of local and international organisations. Funds raised through the 2018 SAVCA conference will allow Play Africa to substantially expand its reach by training more volunteers in child safety and child protection, as well as the critical role of play and play-based learning in children's cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Play Africa school going beneficiaries will also benefit by receiving CSI delegate bags from SAVCA 2018 Conference