MTN and Orlando Pirates are donating grocery packages
MTN visited Ikageng with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and reigning 2020 MTN8 champion Orlando Pirates, who is based at Rand Stadium, to donate R80,000 worth of food packages.
Ikageng Itireleng, which means “helping people to help themselves”, is an organization that works for vulnerable children and HIV and AIDS orphans.
The organization was founded in 2001 by Mama Carol Dyantyi, who through her work as a home carer in Soweto saw that more and more children were left to their own devices and knew that they had to step in and create an environment in which children can thrive and be the best what they can be, regardless of their background.
Previously, the MTN8 Goals for Charity initiative had deposited R 10,000 for every goal scored during regular time during the tournament. However, to ease the financial burden of the Covid-19 pandemic, the money was increased to R 20,000 during the 2020/21 season in the MTN8 tournament.
This was in line with MTN’s # Remake2020 branding campaign to deliver meaningful and memorable experiences during a difficult time.
Nomsa Mazibuko, Brand and Communications General Manager at MTN SA, said: “The Goals for Charity initiative has become an integral part of the MTN8 tournament and has enabled us to connect with various organizations in our communities to help us Offer meaningful support to sponsorship properties.
“Children are the future leaders of tomorrow and we at MTN believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves a good foundation to start their future.
“The Ikageng organization offers disadvantaged children in the community access to basic psychosocial, nutritional, athletic and educational support that will help shape their future. We are proud to help Mama Carol continue her passion for caring for future leaders who are less fortunate. “
“Today was a wonderful day, full of joy and gratitude. We are pleased about the generous donation from MTN together with the PSL and our champions, the Orlando Pirates. Our beneficiaries rely on this support from companies like MTN, where we can provide them with nutritious food today, ”said Dyantyi.
Ikageng Itireleng’s founder, Mom Carol Dyanty, who works as a home nurse in Soweto. Photo: MTN
The funds raised from the Goals for Charity initiative during the 2020/21 MTN8 tournament totaled R420,000 from the 21 goals scored in regular time.
MTN added R80,000 to the kitten as part of # REMAKE2020, bringing the total to charity donation to R500,000.
Funds were shared among the six MTN regions and went to seven charities to further demonstrate MTN’s commitment to the communities that the MTN8 tournament will touch.