Citizen Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA) Staff on Friday, June 24th, 2011 donated resources and time to put smiles on under privileged members of our society in Ditshukudu settlement in the Kweneng District as part of its Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives.
This initiative was initiated and is driven by CEDA’s Molepolole Client Service Centre, which started collecting various clothing items from its staff members over a period of time. Through the assistance of S&CD in the district, the Molepolole office identified under privileged members of society at Ditshukudu settlement.
“This is such a noble gesture, especially coming from our employees in Molepolole who are the link to communities in the area,” CEDA’s CEO Thabo Thamane said.
The initiative is in line with CEDA’s Corporate Social Investment Guidelines that states that the Agency will support community development and support initiatives with specific reference to Health and Social welfare, HIV/AIDS awareness programs aligned to the Government’s programs and policies.
As a responsible corporate citizen, CEDA has a role to play regarding improving the livelihood of the underprivileged or previously disadvantaged groups which is also in line with the country’s Vision 2016.
In February this year, CEDA also donated furniture to the Tharing Child Protection Haven, which runs two programs for orphaned and vulnerable children in Lobatse. In addition, CEDA’ refurbished the centre by painting and carrying out general maintenance at the centre’s grounds.
“Through the CSI program, CEDA will continue to assist under-privileged members of the public so that they become self-sustaining wherever we can. This is also inline with our mandate which revolves around citizen economic empowerment and entrepreneurial development,” said Thamane.