Connecting with Kindness

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO.

C.O.N.E.C.K.T is a social enterprise company that uses technology to develop different platforms to connect and network with a number of corporates, donors, charities, and NGOs. Our focus is on those involved in empowering and uplifting the most vulnerable, marginalized people in our communities. These include children, ex-substance abuse users, the aged, people with disabilities, and the neurodiverse population.

We are involved in unique fundraising activities and in assisting these various organizations to become sustainable. The key to success here is improving governance structures and raising the levels of professionalism.

A second focus area is the creation of employment opportunities that did not exist before within these organizations and for a number of the beneficiaries of the various programs and projects. A major spin-off of these various activities is a project to upcycle waste and the creation of products for sale that bring in a sustainable revenue stream.

NGOs, NPOs, and PBOs have been working in isolation for years. They have been connecting with donors separately and almost selfishly without even knowing that there is another organization doing the same thing, but without sufficient resources.

What C.O.N.E.C.K.T does so well provides a very much needed platform for these same organizations to share information and resources, support each other, and access affordable services and most of the time in partnership with each other. We are affiliated with more than 300 NGOs, like the Teddy Bear Foundation, Childline, The Angel Network, The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, and the Department of Social Development. Our corporate partners include a large retailer, a major telecommunications company, and a well-known technology company.

In the words of one of our “dots’ as we call them:
C.O.N.E.C.K.T is a unique and progressive organization that successfully facilitates collaboration between NGOs, with the aim of sharing resources and ideas versus working in silos. The impact they have already had on individual lives and various organizations is a testament to the powerful and valuable network of connections they have formed and the passion they have for making a difference”

C=Charitable

Definition: humanitarian, generous, kind
CONECKT is a kindness platform that encourages sharing and in turn assists charities to access unique fundraising initiatives, opportunities for funding, useful information, and meaningful donations.

O=Opportunities

Definition: The time or circumstance that makes it possible to do something
C.O.N.E.C.K.T offers opportunities for you to grow as an individual, to connect with others, learn a skill, start a business, access affordable services, and get support from all the other NGOs, networks, centres, health care professionals that are currently CONECKT-ed

N=Networking

Definition: to share resources, exchange data/links
C.O.N.E.C.K.T uses technology to find connections and connects you with funding opportunities, other workshops, NGO’s, with corporates, with government and small businesses. Through sharing ideas, donations and support, virtual communities are formed as well as the surrounding community really start coneckting.

E=Employability

Definition: the quality of being suitable to be paid for work
C.O.N.E.C.K.T facilitates skills development and capacity building workshops. CONECKT’S offerings are affordable and holistic to give people the best chance at success. CONECKT creates employment that gives people purpose and dignity. CONECKT does not discriminate.

C=Connecting

Definition: joining/linking things together especially for providing access and communication
C.O.N.E.C.K.T creates connections to other NGOs, to your fellow South African, to government, to business, to corporate, to the community. Through technology these new connections give way to resources and new opportunities

K=Kindness

Definition: the friendly, generous act of service/help
C.O.N.E.C.K.T elicits kindness, through sharing information and resources, in a supportive virtual environment. Together we find creative ways to help each other, we join the ‘dots’. Technology makes all this possible, a touch of a button to connect and or donate in a more unique, meaningful way.

T=Technology

Definition: the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes especially in industry
C.O.N.E.C.K.T uses cutting edge technology to make the business of kindness more convenient through a platform where we sell NGO products, share information, opportunities and resources. We connect with all the dots using technology: Whatsapp/FB/ Twitter/ Instagram

C.O.N.E.C.K.T’s staff are all trained to empower, uplift and grow each and every citizen of this great country. Through specialized training courses they are equipped to facilitate entertainment, teach practical skills and most importantly, bring hope of a brighter future to those in need

C.O.N.E.C.K.T is based at the Children’s Memorial Institute of South Africa. This building was donated to help children who have been through the toughest of times, from victims of rape and abuse to those with no family to fall back upon. We believe that by building the future of the children, we can help to heal the country

We have over 300 connections in the industry

Use the contact form on the “Contact Us” page and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

MEET OUR TEAM.

Naomi Schauer
Naomi SchauerCEO
Diricilla Naidoo
Diricilla NaidooManaging Director
Roxi Lubie
Roxi LubiePA
Terri Wes
Terri WesHead of Training

Where to find us.