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Beneficiary #1 – Heneka Haven

Overview
Based in Pretoria, and linked to DoxaDeo East Campus, Heneka Haven is a home caring for abandoned children with special needs. The biological parents usually abandon these children due to their severe mental and physical disabilities, which include being blind and deaf to epilepsy and a number of other serious conditions. Some are also HIV positive with a generally short life expectancy.

I-CAT Contribution
Due to special needs of the children, medical care is provided 24 hours a day by Caretakers, which include two House Parents and eight alternating workers between day and night shifts. While the cultivation of a steady stream of income to cover the operational expenses of the house being a challenge, In 2013, I-CAT made a financial contribution of R50 000 to assist with operational expenses such as daily care and medical care activities.

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Beneficiary #2 – HuisLesedi

Overview
HuisLesedi was opened in March 2006 by the uMephi project, a registered Welfare project of the AFM of Southern Africa’s Executive Welfare Council. HuisLesedi – which means House of Light – is a halfway house where abused and neglected babies and toddlers, as well as abandoned children are taken care of and nurtured until they can be reunited with their families or adopted.

I-CAT Contribution
Without any governmental assistance available for HuisLesedi, the home’s most pressing needs is always financial support to provide for the abandoned infants and to cover for monthly running expenses such as electricity bills, laundry detergents, cleaning products, gardening services etc. As part of I-CAT’s initiative to participate in the well-being of our communities at large, the Company made a financial contribution of R38, 000 in 2013 to assist with operating expenses.

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Beneficiary #3 – COMPASS (Edenvale)

Overview
COMPASS is a nationally recognized and registered organization through the Government in South Africa. COMPASS is the abbreviation for COMMUNITY PROVISION & SOCIAL SERVICES and cares for approximately 163 mothers, babies and children aged between 2 months – 14 years that are from abused and abandoned backgrounds. The organization currently has 5 homes with 4 situated in the East Rand (Gauteng) and 1 recently opened in Durban.

I-CAT Contribution
COMPASS does not receive any form of assistance from the Government and they rely on Companies such as I-CAT for assistance. I-CAT has contributed to the organization to help create and provide food security; education; a place of safety, a stimulating, empowering, nurturing and uplifting environment for the children.

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Beneficiary #4 – African Buffalos FC (Limpopo)

Overview
African Buffalos Football Club was established in January 2013 by David, Clifford and EphricMahlo and Victor Masia. The team joined KaizerLetswalo soccer leaque in Lephepane, Tzaneen, and Mopani district. Through the good performance and hard work, African Buffalos FC managed to finish within the top six of the league. Therefore it was promoted to KLG Premier Leaque. The team depended on the pockets of the above-mentioned founders financially and of which most of them are unemployed. The team consists of 26 players (Youth), 4 elders in the management and support team. This team is very essential to the community as it provides the Youth with an opportunity to explore their talent.

I-CAT Contribution
In 2014, I-CAT sponsored African Buffalos FC with a soccer gear and provided financial support to cover transport costs for players and register the team in the elite division of the KLG Premier League. The KaizerLetsoaloGames(KLG) is a non-profit making organization which aims at blending sport with education to develop communities. The promotion to the KLG Premier League came at the time when the team had no resources necessary to participate in the league, and being aware of this, I-CAT sponsored the team as it believes in sustainable development and empowerment of South Africans, with specific focus on the youth.

Beneficiary #5 – Bana Development Center (Khathu)

Overview
Bana Development Centre was established in 2008 because of Sishen mines’ active support in early childhood development centers in the local Gamagara municipality. The Early Childhood Development Centre was established to ensure that children would have affordable and easy access to an education institution where they will receive maximum exposure to a quality development program. The center provides a safe environment that develops and enhances cognitive development among children. The facility was equipped with a playground, traffic course, shaded sand boxes and educational toys. To attend to the 120 learners in the center, six teachers with the necessary qualifications were appointed.

I-CAT Contribution
Environmental Awareness Project
For two consecutive years, Bana Development Centre has received gold certificates for ECO-Schools, for recycling on a big scale, planting trees, caring for rabbits and insisting on healthy food for the children. In 2014, I-CAT sponsored the environmental awareness day and participated together with the Centre on a neighborhood clean-upproject, which involved collecting household waste in and around the Kathu community.

Athletics Day
In 2015, I-CAT supported the Bana Development Center with R20, 000 to cover for the catering expenses for the Athletics day hosted by Centre in Kathu. The main function of the event was to raise additional funds required in order for Bana to still have affordable school fees while still providing top class education and development for pre-school children.

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Beneficiary #6 – Doulos Care Centre

Overview
Doulos Ministries South Africa is a registered Non-Profit Organisation that was established for the benefit of children living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Meyerton. The Centre provides accommodation and individualized 24 hour care for victims of this pandemic, thus providing love and security for these children.

I-CAT Contribution
In 2014, I-CAT supported the Centre and amongst other things contributed in the purchasing of a music system for the Centre.

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Beneficiary #7 – Lubisana Primary School (KZN)

Overview
Lubisana Primary School is situated approximately 18 kilometers from KwaDukuza on the Bodasing Farm and it serves educational needs of learners who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Parents of the learners are either unemployed, received child support grant or are employed as farm labourers and cannot contribute towards any development that requires funding. The school is situated on a property that belongs to a Farmer and does not have running water and the children drink rain water that have been collected in Jerry Cans from the roof of the buildings. The school does not have electricity; the kitchen works on gas and has one lady who cooks for the entire school.

I-CAT Contribution
In 2014, I-CAT contributed among other things groceries and playground equipment to the school. The items donated included soccer balls, netball hoops, table sets and benches. This contribution is one of many that the Company has planned to make in the future to assist with the development of the school.

Beneficiary #8 – Southern Africa Bible College

Overview
Southern Africa Bible College was established to train local men to preach the gospel to their own people. The sole purpose of the College is to bring Christ to Africa by means of highly trained graduates who are dedicated, well-versed and sound in the scripture.

I-CAT Contribution
I-CAT has been supporting the College from 2013 with contribution amounting to R50 000 annually to assist in training people to spread the word of the Lord. To this day, I-CAT has made a commitment to support the College as and when they can on an annual basis.

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Beneficiary #9 – SOS Village Mamelodi

Overview
Established in 1985, this Village is situated in Pretoria and is a home to 162 children. There are also 3 youth houses on or near the premises, which cater for the older children as they grow towards independence. An SOS Kindergarten serves the community and Village children as they prepare for “big-school”, and the SOS Social Centre provides support and training to community families in need.

I-CAT Contribution
In 2014, I-CAT provided financial support to the Village to the value of R40 000 to assist with running the activities of the Kindergarten and the Social Centre.

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Beneficiary #10 – Color Me Wrong

Overview
Color Me Wrong is the visual online holistic life skills program in South Africa. It an exciting, new and easy way to gather information that will equip you better to perform your task as an employer, employee, parent, teacher or educator.

I-CAT Contribution
From 2014, I-CAT has sponsored Bright Sparks Christian School based in Grootvlei with Color Me Wrong Educational Programme to implement at their school and it has been running for the past 12 months. I-CAT carries and absorbs the monthly costs associated with running the programme for the school.