Anton and the inspirational group of humans at the Sozo Foundation with Peter (and his son), David, and Robey from Divi Engine.
At Divi Engine, our mission extends beyond providing exceptional products to our valued customers. We are driven by a deep desire to create a positive impact in the world. Four years ago, we embarked on a remarkable journey with the Sozo Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa. This ongoing partnership holds a special place in our hearts.
Recently, our co-founder, Peter, accompanied by our dedicated team members David and Robey, had the privilege of visiting the Sozo Foundation’s campus. This visit provided a unique opportunity for our team to witness firsthand the transformative work being carried out by the Sozo Foundation within the Vrygrond community. The experience left an indelible mark on each of us.
For those unfamiliar with the Sozo Foundation, it serves as a beacon of hope in the face of immense challenges within the Vrygrond community. Overcrowding, limited resources, and high levels of unemployment are just a few of the obstacles they confront. However, the Sozo Foundation remains steadfast in their vision to see this community thrive with dignity, purpose, and hope. Their efforts are focused on three key areas: education, skills development, and enterprise.
During our visit, we were profoundly inspired by the unwavering dedication, passion, and warmth exhibited by the Sozo staff. Witnessing the positive impact they are making in the lives of the local youth was truly uplifting. We were treated to delightful coffee and a delectable lunch, skillfully prepared by students from their barista and chef school. This tangible display of practical skills being imparted and the potential for creating sustainable livelihoods was truly remarkable.
One of the most memorable moments of our visit was when Peter had the honor of hosting a panel on entrepreneurship at the Sozo Foundation’s Genesis Incubation Hub. He shared the incredible journey of Divi Engine, recounting the challenges we have overcome, the successes we have celebrated, and the key elements crucial to building a thriving business. Engaging with the participants, answering their questions, and perhaps igniting a spark of inspiration for their own entrepreneurial paths was an experience we will forever cherish.
However, our partnership with the Sozo Foundation extends far beyond financial contributions. As a digital company, we recognize the profound importance of digital literacy and skills in today’s world. In an effort to bridge the digital divide, we have provided the Sozo Foundation with our comprehensive suite of plugins and a lifetime membership to the Divi Theme. This contribution equips the participants of the incubator program with the necessary tools to build their own websites, showcase their ventures, and develop invaluable web development skills that are highly sought after in today’s job market.
As we reflect on our four-year partnership with the Sozo Foundation, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed customers at Divi Engine. Every purchase you make contributes to this incredible cause. Your support extends beyond acquiring powerful plugins or a versatile theme for your projects – it plays a vital role in transforming lives within the Vrygrond community.
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Your impact over the last 6 months alone:
dedicated to tutoring school kids
taken by school kids which last 10 weeks
served to school kids
to the internet to help with research projects
that provide tutoring and mentorship to highschool students
teaching students skills to become a baker.
So, when you utilize a Divi Engine product, remember that you are part of something much greater. You are an integral member of a global community that is effecting real change. Your support enables us to continue our contributions to the Sozo Foundation’s mission and empowers the youth of Vrygrond.
We take immense pride in our ongoing partnership with the Sozo Foundation and eagerly anticipate witnessing how our contributions will continue to inspire and bring about positive change in the Vrygrond community. Stay tuned for further updates on our partnership, and once again, we extend our heartfelt appreciation for joining us on this meaningful journey.