Nelson Mandela's legacy
Gibela visits Itshudu Community Project
The Itshudu Community Project was established in 2019 to take care of vulnerable community members in KwaThema and Daggafontein, Ekurhuleni.
The centre caters for people living with and affected by HIV/Aids. Its services include psycho-social support in the form of counselling sessions and donations in the form of food parcels funded by the Department of Social Development. It is also a drop-in centre where people can come in and cook for the beneficiaries, and also functions as a support base for child-headed homes.
Gibela’s executive committee has seen, first-hand, how the immediate communities in these areas struggle to deal with their societal maladies and on 14 December 2020 decided to step in by visiting and donating groceries, as well as seven refurbished laptops to help the Itshudu community centre with its administrative duties.
The aim of this gesture was to give hope to those less fortunate and to remind them that they are not forgotten members of our society. With this gesture, Gibela wanted to say that it is aware of the community’s plight and that it is determined to assist where it can.
South Africa is facing many social and economic challenges that require institutional support and Gibela will not turn a blind eye to any of these challenges. The company will lend a helping hand wherever it can.