Jasmiena Davids, Marketing Manager of WPCA, said: “Our intention was to offer them practical gifts as a gesture of compassion to touch the hearts and the lives of the women at the Saartjie Baartman Centre in a tangible way. Through this gesture, we communicated our care as a family during women’s month.”
Sanitary towels, soap, face cloths, tissues, and body lotion are amongst the every-day necessities that was handed over at the Centre in Klipfontein Road, Manenberg.
“These gifts were shared with the women and children in our personal capacities and were done to showcase our solidarity with them,” Davids said.
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children is a one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. Their vision is the creation of a safe and secure society and a human rights culture where women and children are empowered to exercise their full skills.
Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the WPCA, said sharing and caring for poor and deprived members of the society is not an option but an imperative. “We arguably have the most passionate following of die-hard fans in the country. They are devoted to a winning team; we are devoted to inspire them on the field and to make a difference in their every-day lives off it when and where we can,” he added.
“We have often through social interventions, like reaching out to the homeless on Mandela Day, showed our compassion as a Western Province cricket family, and we are delighted to be involved again,” Dien added.