Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Jouberton: Walk a mile in my shoes “Wamims” is a charity/youth centre based in Jouberton, since it’s formation, it has become a home for over two hundred children, who are affected by; many social ills found in society.
The centre is run by Brian Saul and his mother Gladys Ntombizile Saul, it was established in 2017, and ever since, it has made a tremendous impact on the lives of many children and the community of Jouberton and Jacaranda, Wamims is also doing a feeding scheme for kids at Jacaranda farm in Meiringspark, Klerksdorp.
On friday 15 February 2019, Sanlam Group in association with the Jouberton SAPS which is a partner to Sanlam’s Corporate Social Investment Program “CSI”. Donated school shoes and stationary to kids at the centre.
Tshepo Ledwaba, from the Sanlam Sky in the North West Province, who is the Regional P-Accounts manager, did the honours of handing over the donations to the centre, Mr Ledwaba says the partnership with “Wamims” came when Brian Saul wrote a proposal to them requesting assistance in improving the quality of lives for children at the centre.
Ledwaba says they didn’t hesistate to assist, because they saw the mission of “Wamims” in perfect harmony with Sanlam’s “CSI Program”. “We noticed that Brian and his team were not taking chances on thier request, they were very authentic, and we saw it fitting to lend a hand”
Sanlam donated drawing and colouring paper for young kids, 50 calculators for grade 11s and 12s, 50 pairs of pens, erasers, rulers, pencils, crayons and 70 pairs of school shoes to the children who were delighted with the gifts they received.
Brian and his mother Gladys thanked Sanlam and all the stakeholders who were present at the event, they say it is through such acts humanity and kindness that the centre will survive and continue to assist in making an even bigger impact in society.