Thursday was a very special day for the Menzi Ngubane Foundation and BrightSpark SA Foundation as they donated together Dignity Packs at the Sophiatown Police Station’s Victim Empowerment Unit!
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Thursday will be remembered as a special day as the Menzi Ngubane Foundation, together with BrightSpark SA Foundation took a bold move to solidify their relationship with Sophiatown Police Station’s Victim Empowerment Unit. The two partners donated women and children “Dignity Packs” to ensure that the victims of abuse, rape, and other societal ailments receive the care they need, and to restore their value and beauty.
“Our relationship with the Menzi Ngubane Foundation was built on the seeds planted by the man himself, Menzi Ngubane. During the talks we had when he was still alive, we both committed to ensuring that our society is a healthy one, women and girls are taken care of and boys are given the proper direction as they maneuver life. This is a proud moment as one of his wishes has been realized with the relationship we have built with the Sophiatown Police Station. Our aim is to intensify the relationship with the unit, ensuring that we make a difference in the victims’ lives,” said Welcome Witbooi from BrightSpark SA Foundation. Mr. Witbooi added that the Dignity Pack is given to women who go to the police station to seek help; to remind them of how special and beautiful they are despite the bruises and emotional trauma they’re experiencing.
Representing the Ngubane family was Menzi’s daughter, Siya, who is the Ambassador of the Foundation. She highlighted that she’s happy that a foundation laid by her father is bearing fruits, and that her responsibility is to carry the torch forward in keeping his memory alive. “This is a huge responsibility that requires partners like government and the private sector to come on board and support our initiatives. We are happy that BrightSpark SA Foundation has committed to working with us, we have seen their work as attested by the Boy Mentorship Programme they’re working with us on, as well as the acting and life skills training they have been providing to the youth”.
Menzi Ngubane Foundation’s team was welcomed by Captain Jarbus De Bruin who was happy to receive the packs donated by the foundations. “As the Victim Empowerment Unit, this donation came at the right time when our women and children really require these essentials. We thank the Menzi Ngubane Foundation and BrightSpark SA Foundation for choosing us as one of their beneficiaries, and look forward to a great relationship that will make a difference in our community.” He emphasized that the help received will assist them in their efforts of helping the community.
Menzi Ngubane Foundation is working on other initiatives that empower both the youth and women and looks forward to partnering with the government and private sector to ensure that societal ills are addressed.