Hisense has announced that it has donated R600 000 worth of infrared thermometers and hand sanitiser units to help keep early learning centres open. According to Hisense, hand sanitiser units and thermometers have become a necessity for businesses, non-profit organisations and education centres in order to be COVID-compliant and remain open and operational.
The team at Mama's Alliance, a non-profit organisation, made a plea for thermometers and hand sanitiser units for their centres. Mama's Alliance is a network of childcare organisations.
The aim of the network is save more vulnerable children across South Africa by providing them with a healthy, safe and stimulating environment for their continuous growth and development.
Some of the organisations operating under the Mama's Alliance umbrella, like Kids Haven, were in dire need of protective equipment to remain open and operational, says Hisense.
Leading electronics manufacturer Hisense donated 778 infrared thermometers and 185 touchless hand sanitiser units worth more than R600 000 to the Mama's Alliance group. These units will be distributed to non-profit organisations countrywide and more so in the rural areas.
The Hisense team, together with comedian and Hisense brand ambassador Weza Matomane, visited Kids Haven in Benoni for a handover ceremony. Weza delivered a message to the children and encouraged them to aim high no matter where they are from, and to follow their dreams. He shared his personal story of how he overcame many challenges as a child.
Susan Daly, fundraiser coordinator for Kids Haven, says that this donation means that the children's homes and the community ECD centres they support will reach the Covid-compliance requirements easily.
"This donation excites us as we have partnerships with small community-based organisations through the Ekurhuleni Welfare Forum, which allows us to share thermometers and hand sanitiser units," she said. "As a result, some of these early childhood development centres are able to re-open and many children can return to school. We are truly grateful for Hisense's help."
"We know this is only a drop in the ocean, but we will continue helping these NGOs as often as we can. Our next project is already in its planning phase," concludes Jenine Whitehorn, marketing manager of Hisense.
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