The Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards (CCISIA) Programme searches for social innovation in all sectors of development across South Africa, with a specific focus on non-profit organisations, government entities and private sector companies that are addressing the social issues and challenges our country faces.
After successfully completing the due diligence review process, an external evaluator conducted a site visit to gain first-hand insight into the work we do on the ground. We were proud of showcasing our work, the little children and their special creche. No-one can leave, feeling untouched by the experience. To top it, we were selected as a finalist for the Awards and had to present our innovation to a panel of judges during the adjudication phase. We got to the office nervous, not knowing what to expect. We left feeling proud of what we do, excited for our future and grateful for every opportunity that has been placed in our path.
On 10 November a gala celebration was hosted at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. What an event this turned out to be! We were the proud recipients of the “CHANGE MAKER IN EDUCATION” Award for our Blocks4Growth programme. To say it is an honour is an understatement. We were surrounded by passionate people running great organisation, all with one common goal: to change the story of our beautiful country. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of our young children who are the future of our beautiful country.
We look forward to growing from strength to strength, reaching more beneficiaries and changing many more lives. This is only the start of our journey of making our dream come true!
Let’s join hands to ensure that no child will be left behind!
Dr. Ingrid Ahlert