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505, 2020

C.O.N.E.C.K.T comfort packs for survivors of sexual abuse

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the first projects we became involved in was the packing and distribution of comfort packs for survivors of sexual abuse. C.O.N.E.C.K.T bought hygiene products and packed 500 comfort packs for The Angel Network and we distributed these to Teddy Bear Clinic the Women, Men Against Child Abuse. This project created temporary employment for several people and will in future be done through protected employment workshops. As with all the projects  C.O.N.E.C.K.T has been involved in there were positive spin offs  such as connecting with Alta McMaster of the Epic Foundation. Through this meeting we discovered that Epic [...]

505, 2020

CONECKT at Kingsmead college

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

CONECKT together with Hi-Hopes (Claudine Storbeck) and Autism SA (Vicky Lam)  facilitated a session on disability awareness. Each grade spent an hour learning more about different disabilities. The girls learned some South African Sign Language, more about autism, and did a few activities to bring to light a few of the difficulties people with disabilities face. After the sessions, all 700 girls came into the hall and CONECKT staff played the famous Money of the Box game show with them. The prizes under the box were the beautiful products made by all our amazing beneficiaries and NGO's. [...]

505, 2020

CONECKT volunteering at EPIC Foundation

May 5th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities|0 Comments

CONECKT spoke to Alta Mcmaster from the Epic Foundation and heard that she was struggling with volunteers to help the people with disabilities coming to try on matric dance attire. Without hesitation Ewan Schauer and Roxi Lubie were happy to give up their Saturday to help Epic Foundation, they both really enjoyed the experience. Keep doing all this amazing work, Alta!

405, 2020

AIM Centre and FNB volunteers CONECKT-ing

May 4th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

CONECKT was approached by FNB volunteers regarding money that they had raised doing their #fitfin challenge. AIM center in Kensington was looking for food and entertainment for its 35 beneficiaries. CONECKT together with FNB gave the beneficiaries an exciting Money or the Box show where everyone had to answer a question and if they got it right, got to choose if they wanted the money or the mysterious prize under the box. The prizes were either donated or hand made by other NGOs. Boerewors rolls and ice- cream ended the day with smiles all round. Thank you FNB for [...]

405, 2020

CONECKT and the market at FNB Fairlands

May 4th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONECKT is all about the win-win. The NGOs that had made the various products on sale had already benefitted from their interaction with CONECKT. These eco-friendly hand made items were then showcased and sold at FNB Fairlands to the staff. The prices are always super reasonable and there is a story behind every product. The staff assisting on the day of the sale are people with disabilities, people who had made some of the products, and the youth from YES 4 YOUTH initiative. This was used as training for these individuals in terms of business, sales, profit, and loss. [...]

405, 2020

CONECKT facilitating Valentine’s day at Forest Farm Centre

May 4th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities|0 Comments

CONECKT was asked by Social worker Bulelwa if we knew of any affordable entertainment options available for the beneficiaries of Forest Farm. Most of the residents there are limited in their movement due to Cerebral Palsy. Many activities are not appropriate for them and most entertainment is usually way out of budget for organizations like these. CONECKT as a show of good faith sent in our staff to do their version of WAKA WAKA and the residents were the judges. After the show, CONECKT staff spent the rest of the time talking to and dancing with the residents. The [...]

105, 2020

CONECKT hosts YES 4 YOUTH candidates

May 1st, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Networking, Opportunities|0 Comments

CONECKT is passionate about educating and empowering people and does not discriminate according to their age, race, gender, or disability. Through the power of networking, CONECKT collaborated with Afrika Tikkun, ABSA and YES 4 YOUTH to host 20 candidates. These employees have been benefiting from various training to not only upskill them, making them more employable but also to benefit the NGOs that they are volunteering at. Namely, The Teddy Bear Foundation, African Child Feeding Scheme, Slovo Centre for Excellence, Autism SA, Lefika La Phodiso, and many more.

2304, 2020

CONECKT employee has her say

Apr 23rd, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities|0 Comments

C.O.N.E.C.K.T stands for Charitable Opportunities Networking Employability Connecting Kindness with Technology. C.O.N.E.C.K.T supports all but has a special interest in the field of disability, facilities meaningful fundraising initiatives, conducts team building, training and development as well as creates employment opportunities by teaching and installing skills via upcycling and the sharing of donations. C.O.N.E.C.K.T makes and buys products from organizations to assist them with creating avenues to turn charity into sustainable businesses. A company I am proud to stand by and demonstrate my loyalty to as a member, where the uniqueness of a working environment is defined in an absolute calm [...]

602, 2020

CONECKT coneckts and supports Remar

Feb 6th, 2020|Categories: Charitable, Connecting, Employability, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Technology, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONECKT is always looking for like minded individuals and organizations that are about second chances and empowering the most vulnerable people in our communities. Remar is on a mission to help the ‘excluded people’. Remar originates from the phrase ‘rehabilitation of the marginalized’. They do not charge fees and take care of almost 100 people. CONECKT visited their homes and bought a few of their products. CONECKT has also donated money towards food parcels during the Covid-19 crises  

1111, 2019

CONECKT AT JHB HOSPITAL SCHOOL FOR AUTISM

Nov 11th, 2019|Categories: Charitable, Kindness, Networking, Opportunities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

CONECKT made contact with the teachers and scial worker at The Johannesburg Hospital School to introduce ourselves in the CMI building. The staff were so excited to hear that we do entertainment they enquired as to whether we would be able to do something for the learners on Valentine's Day. Though CONECKT was doing a sale at FNB and a sale at the CMI, we couldn't let the children down so we split up. Each staff member was allocated a place to be and we managed to get a donation of chocolates for each child and a jumping castle from [...]

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