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Samuels Siza Foundation

Samuels Siza Foundation

Samuels Siza Foundation is a non-profit organisation of Samuels Group. It was founded in February 2019 with its first initiative called the Mudita Initiative which assisted the destitute homeless people of Durban.
The Mudita Initiative sought to offer the homeless a fair way of earning money by picking up the litter on our streets at the intersections and to plant flower gardens in the hope of beautifying Durban. For two months Samuels Siza Foundation had given 80 homeless people hope by allowing them to positively contribute to society and provided them with a daily meal. Unfortunately these good work were forcibly stopped by Deputy mayor Fawzia Peer and the Metro police. All but one garden has been removed which one can find next to Windermere Centre in Morningside, where you can find our destitute friend, Vernan maintaining our beautiful garden.

Mudita is a Sanskrit word that means “finding joy in the good fortune of others”. Samuels Siza Foundation seeks to spread this measure throughout Durban as it is the base principle of the Foundations operation.

Currently the Foundation is in the process of finding other avenues to achieve its goals and help the destitute homeless in our society.

The future plans for the Foundation is to replicate the good works that we’ve done throughout South Africa. We hope to positively contribute towards the National Development Goals and the 2030 Vision Plans set out by the United Nations. “We are determined to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.” (United Nations; 2015)

Samuels Siza Foundation believes that any act of kindness with the right intention however small will contribute towards a better tomorrow for our cities, country and world.

There are many people who want to help but don’t know how. So we as Samuels Siza Foundation have put up our hands to offer a solution to two of the glaring problems in society, homelessness and pollution.

If you would like to pick up your hand to assist too, and support what our Foundation stands for and is doing email us at: siza@samuels.co.za. We need your help to create a better society together.

References:
(2015). United Nations. Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. [2020, February 27] Retrieved from https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld

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