CTICC works with local partners to help drive tangible change in under-resourced communities
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Cape Town - Investing in initiatives such as education, feeding schemes and urban gardening projects through Local Community Partners (LCP) are steps the Cape Town International Conventional Centre (CTICC) is taking to improve the lives of Capetonians.
“Every three years, community-based initiatives are selected to be part of the LCP Programme through a staff-driven process. While the CTICC provides support and donation in the form of venue hire, catering and goods, staff and stakeholders are also encouraged to work with and volunteer at these LCPs.
“This approach has been one of the critical factors in the CTICC building a sustainable and transformative programme with measurable societal impact”, said CTICC spokesperson Dominic Adriaanse.
CTICC CEO Taubie Motlhabane said the centre had learnt a great deal about making a measurable impact in under-resourced communities over the past 18 years.
“Not only does our team get to be part of purpose-filled activities through volunteering, but they also get to see the social impact of these initiatives. The impact such as inspiring a child to learn to read or helping a parent provide for their family by supporting their small business."
For the next three years, iKhaya le Themba will be one of the CTICC’s LCP Programme partners.
The NGO operates from a purpose-built campus in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay and provides resources for after school programmes, home-based care, community pantries, urban farming, and general home maintenance.
iKhaya le Themba director Susan Hill said iKhaya was delighted to be chosen for the LCP initiative, particularly as they work with 108 children from 99 families.
“Fourteen students visited the CTICC for a tour where employees shared their roles and stories. Our students were thrilled to have this opportunity and were very inspired, thinking about their own career paths, teaching them the importance of remaining in school.
“We also experienced a water crisis in Hout Bay and the CTICC broght several cases of water to our aid. It was a great blessing for all of us”, Hill said.