Baby charms: (From left) HR's Renet Nortje, Nurunisa Hendricks and Candice Marcus hang out with some of the younger residents of the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.
Once is never good enough for the Human Resources Department (HR), apparently.
Barely two months after their Mandela Day efforts, collecting clothing and blankets for the Ihâta Shelter for underprivileged abused women with young children and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children, staff returned to the Baartman Centre. This time they came bearing cake and tea.
The event, held at the end of August, was held in honour of woman's month, reports HR advisor Rayaanah Savahl, who orchestrated the occasion with colleagues Blanch Claasen-Hoskins, Nurunisa Hendricks, Candice Marcus, Galiema Parker and Renet Nortje. Fare for the day was provided through the kind contributions of HR staff, retailer Woolworths and packaging manufacturers Merrypak and Print.
Proceedings for the day included an introduction to the work of the centre, a song by residents and a sing-and-dance-along with the children, while Nortje also shared a poem with residents. "These were extremely touching and the ladies thoroughly seemed to enjoy it," says Savahl. Each resident also received a goodie bag with toiletries and biscuits.
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