This is something we are very excited about!
When you make a purchase at Divi Engine, we will give a gift on your behalf to the Sozo Foundation!
What is the Sozo Foundation?
The Sozo Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in the impoverished Cape Flats community of Vrygrond, Cape Town, South Africa.
They want to see the community of Vrygrond living with dignity, purpose and hope. They hope to do this by opening up opportunities for holistic development in three key areas:
- Social Enterprise
What they’re doing?
Sozo runs five core projects that work to promote Education and Skills for Youth in Vrygrond. Here are just two of them:
The Sozo Educentre
The Educentre is their after-school tutoring and mentorship programme for high school learners from the Vrygrond community. It provides a safe space for 100 high school learners between the ages of 13 – 18 years to be equipped and empowered within their own community to achieve their full potential.
The Sozo Youth Cafe.
The Cafe provides a safe, creative and vibrant space for unemployed young people between the ages of 16 – 26 years. Here they are equipped, trained and mentored so that they can find viable employment.
Sozo also offer an eight-month programme that provides young people with skills development training. They partner with businesses and organisations inside and outside of Vrygrond who can offer internships for young adults, which will lead to work experience and full-time jobs.
How does it work and how does it affect me?
We believe in giving, money can be good but the love of money is not. As part of our fight with the love of money; giving away some helps us to realise what is important in life – give back to others. We want to make it clear that this is OUR initiative and does NOT affect you.
- Every time you make a purchase, depending on the monetary value, we will give a gift to the Sozo Foundation. This could from a meal for a school child to a session of a 10 week skills course.
- We make this gift on your behalf – you do not pay extra for this.
- The money used to pay for this gift comes out of our profits
- When you make a purchase, you will get an email with a certificate of gratitude explaining what we gifted on your behalf. Please feel free to print this and put it on your wall 😀
We hope you enjoy this and any feedback or questions please do comment below!