Published On: Thu, Sep 10th, 2015

New Wi-Fi a boost to Soweto orphanage

OrlandoJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOME 60 orphans in a children’s home in Soweto have received a major boost after the country’s biggest bank by clientele donated computers and Wi-Fi.

Absa Bank Ltd, a member of Barclays Africa Group Ltd, has equipped the Orlando Children’s Home boost the orphanage’s media centre and allow the children to gain better internet access.

Officials said the donation was instrumental to the minors’ development.

“Absa is delighted to be making a difference to the lives of these children. We believe that every child should have access to good quality, affordable internet, and that access should not be determined by their socio-economic conditions,” says Oscar Siziba, Provincial Head of Absa Business Banking in Gauteng.

He said by enabling a wireless environment, these children will have access to a world of information and knowledge that will enhance their lives and change the way they live, play and learn.

To date this year, Absa Business Banking in Gauteng has also donated more than 37 000 nappies, over 15 000 baby wipes and boys clothing worth R7 500 to the Orlando Children’s Home, as well as other orphanages across the Gauteng Province.

“Orlando Children’s Home often struggles with clothing for the boys as most community members donate clothing for girls. We hope that the clothing for the boys, in particular, went a long way in helping minimise the impact of winter,” adds Siziba.

This is the second year that Absa Business Banking in Gauteng has supported the Orlando Children’s Home. The support is part of a commitment to raise R100 000 per annum for three years to uplift the lives of 60 children from the orphanage.

CAJ News

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