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Community impact in Eyethu Orange Farm Mall

06 Dec 2018

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Capital Land Asset Management took over the property and asset management of Eyethu Orange Farm Mall in April 2018. Since then, the following community impact programmes, focused on education and community upliftment, have been implemented in the Orange Farm community.

Barefoot no More has developed a unique school shoe which can stretch to accommodate a growing foot while remaining perfectly comfortable, is waterproof, and does not cause blisters or require shoe polish. 2 176 pairs of school shoes, together with Eyethu Orange Farm Mall branded book bags and stationery sets, have been donated to scholars at Ahanang Primary School, Popedi Primary School and Mfundo Mtoti Primary School.

Cangro is a proudly South African sustainable development, ‘green’ initiative in the progressive educational and food security space which teaches children how to grow food. Cangro aims to empower children with the knowledge, skills and capacity to successfully nurture and care for their very own upside-down tomato plant, simultaneously teaching them to nurture and care for themselves and their environment. Through innovation focused on the use of recycled material, Cangro hopes to inspire a generation of young thinkers and future entrepreneurs who can contribute in a meaningful way to a sustainable South Africa. The Cangro Project has been implemented at two schools in the community, Radipabi and Moyisela Primary Schools.

Memeza is a community and personal safety company, established in 2012, with a vision to introduce safety devices in rural communities so that women and children can feel protected. The Memeza personal alarm is a small alarm which reaches 140 decibels when activated and is ideal for attaching to handbags, car keys and schoolbags. 200 personal alarms have been donated to female scholars at Raphela Secondary School.

The Academic Prize Programme has been implemented at ten schools in the Orange Farm community: Aha Thutho Secondary School, Govan Mbeki Primary School, Lange Lebalele Primary School, Laus Deo Primary School, Madume Primary School, Mphethi Mahlatsi Secondary School, Orange Farm High School, Raphela Secondary School, Thamsanqa Secondary School and Tshepane Primary School. The academic prize is awarded annually, at the end of the academic year, to the top academic student in Grade 6 for junior schools and Grade 11 for high schools. The prize consists of a floating merit board which is engraved with the prize winner’s name, a certificate of achievement, a gift voucher from a selected shop at Eyethu Orange Farm Mall and fully paid school fees for the next academic year.