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Impilo Collection Foundation supports victims of GBV

The Impilo Collection Foundation has taken decisive action to address the urgent needs of victims of gender-based violence (GBV) and promote education in underserved communities through the donation of 200 blankets. These blankets will serve as a vital lifeline, offering warmth and comfort to individuals and families facing the harsh realities of winter for those at the House of Paradise in Zonkizizwe, Katlehong.

 

Since the Foundation's inception in 2020, the organisation has been deeply committed to improving the conditions of underserved communities, like the House of Paradise in Zonkizizwe, Katlehong. Impilo Collection Foundation has dedicated it’s time to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those facing adversity, in particular, the vulnerable victims of GBV. This initiative aims to provide physical warmth and serves as a symbolic gesture of solidarity and support to those who have endured unimaginable hardships.

 

The Impilo Collection Foundation recognises the transformative power of education in breaking the cycle of poverty and violence. In line with this vision, funds were raised by its founder, Angela Yeung, during her recent mountain climb up the daunting Manaslu, standing tall at 8,163 meters, which surpasses her previous triumph on the Island Peak at 6,200 meters in 2022.

 

“These funds will be allocated towards developing an educational centre at the House of Paradise,” says Yeung, adding “this initiative seeks to empower individuals with knowledge and skills, offering them a pathway to a brighter future free from violence and oppression.”

     

While climbing Manaslu, Yeung raised funds for the Edubox program. The Impilo Collection Foundation will be launching the Edubox program dedicated to the children's foundation phase. “Our Exco Team recognised significant gaps in Early Childhood Development through years of classroom experience. Unfortunately, many children in South Africa don't have access to opportunities to develop essential skills in Mathematics, English, and pre-writing during their pre-primary years,” says Yeung. The Edubox program has a wide number of offerings to unlock a child’s untapped potential, such as hands-on learning experiences, fun and engaging activities, age-appropriate content for learners, tailored materials for a child’s development, and custom-made resources for young people. With affordable pricing structures and a made-for-South Africans-by-South Africans business model, Edubox is set to be a welcome answer to the young and eager minds of South African communities.

 

“The Impilo Collection Foundation is implementing a comprehensive planning and system to ensure long-term sustainability. This will enable us to operate independently, further enhancing our ability to serve those in need effectively,” says Yeung. 

 

Prior to this initiative, the Impilo Collection Foundation actively supported the House of Paradise through various initiatives, including food and sanitary pad drives. Such ongoing efforts underscore Impilo Collection’s unwavering commitment to addressing the community's multifaceted needs, including the urgent need for shelter, education, and protection for victims of GBV.

 

“As we continue our mission to create a positive change, the Impilo Collection Foundation thanks the Rotary Club Fourways for their generous contribution to the blankets. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of individuals and families in need,” ends Yeung.

 

Keep an eye on Impilo’s social media platforms for exciting updates. For more information about the Impilo Collection Foundation and to volunteer donations or contributory efforts, visit  www.impilocollectionfoundation.org.