The new school year is underway and the Peermont Childrens Trust (PCT), one of Peermont Global’s flagship Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes, is once again busy giving less fortunate primary school learners new uniforms as part of its support of nine after school care centres in Ekurhuleni.The Trust, which is supported by Emperors Palace, is giving 760 learners the opportunity to go to school looking as bright as new buttons as they are being kitted out in new school outfits, receiving everything from new school shoes to school bags.The uniform initiative is part of the Trust’s involvement with the after care centres which are situated in Vosloorus, Tembisa, Katlehong, Thokoza and Kwa-Thema and provide a safe haven for vulnerable children, from 22 affiliated primary schools.Apart from the school uniforms the children receive afternoon meals, after school care in a controlled and supervised environment at these centres in the afternoon during the school terms and food parcels for the July and December holidays, all thanks to the Trust.The after school care programme was initiated by the Trust as a supplementary programme to the Government School Nutrition Programme and has assisted over 8500 learners since the PCT, formally known as the East Rand Childrens Trust, was started in 2005, at a cost of nearly R11-million.Speaking about the uniform handovers Trust Chairperson, Tshidi Madima said, “The confidence and self-esteem of all beneficiaries are boosted every year by the provision of these school uniforms and very importantly give each learner a sense of belong”.The nine after care centres based at Thembakazi Primary, Fortune Kunene, Jongimfundo Primary and Nageng Primary in Vosloorus, Welamlambo Primary in Tembisa, Reahile Primary in Katlehong, Khangezile in Kwa-Thema and Maphanzela and Umkhathaize Primary Schools in Thokoza are also financially assisted each year by the running of the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile.The above horse race annually brings 16 celebrities and 16 race horses together for the benefit of 16 worthy causes with the latter, which includes the after care centres, sharing R1-million after the race. First name: NomsaLast name: MqhitsaneEmail address: NMqhitsane@emperorspaklace.comTelephone: 011 928 1557
The event, dubbed Meals in Memory, will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town (Image: Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa Facebook Page)A record number of 6 000-plus volunteers will package 822 000 meals – enough to feed over 6 000 pre-school learners for a year – in a single day during a Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa event running concurrently in Johannesburg and Cape Town on 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day.The event, dubbed Meals in Memory, will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg and the Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town. “Teams of 20 volunteers, in shifts of 67 minutes, will each package enough nutritious food to feed 20 children three meals a week for an entire year,” Stop Hunger Now said in a statement on Friday.The organisation added that there were still 30 spots available for groups of 20 to 25 volunteers at the Johannesburg event. Individuals or organisations wishing to take part should e-mail email@example.com with “16h00 shift enquiry” in the subject line. During the Johannesburg event, guests of honour – including Nelson Mandela’s great-grandson Luvuyo Mandela and Springbok rugby player Pierre Spies – will celebrate the life of Madiba with a special candle-lighting ceremony.“Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa creates awareness of the reality that one in five children in South Africa are stunted,” the organisation said. “Feeding children during childhood can contribute 3% to our economic growth. Children malnourished during early childhood suffer irreversible brain development impairment.”The organisation’s volunteer-based hunger eradication programme also provides empowerment opportunities for unregistered crèches – otherwise known as early childhood development centres – to self-fund teacher training “and to develop a dignifying environment for children that attend these pre-schools”.
Huawei, Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and service provider has expanded its product line up with the launch of Honor 4 Play. Priced at CNY 799 (Close to INR 8000) the device will be available in China as of now.The gadget boasts of a 64-Bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor, Adreno 306 GPU (320MHz) clubbed with 1GB of RAM. It may be noteworthy that the given processor used to be configured in high-end smartphones including iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5, but now is being introduced in the lower range phones also. Honor 4 Play comes with a 5 inch HD (720X1280) display with IPS panel and runs on latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS linked with Emotion UI 2.3. It features an 8 MP rear camera accompanied by an LED flash and a 2 MP front camera. The device offers 8 GB internal storage which can be further expanded to up to 32 GB and comes packed with a 2000 mAh battery. Honor 4 play sports dual SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
zoomImage Courtesy: Danny Cornelissen/Nautilus International India has signed an agreement with the Republic of Korea to open up employment opportunities for Indian seafarers on Korean ships.Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the countries said they would mutually recognize the certificates of maritime education and training, competency, endorsements and medical fitness of seafarers issued by each other.The agreement was signed by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and his Korean counterpart Kim Young-choon in Busan on April 10.India and Korea are currently looking to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in shipping, ports, inland waterways, and other.