As part of COVID-19 relief measures, Huawei Technologies in partnership with Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu and NGO Afrika Tikkun have provided 300 vulnerable families living in Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg with food parcels.
Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu shares information on Covid-19 prevention with Alexandra residents.
During a visit to the Alexandra Township, Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu said; “The initiative is important, in Alexandra the numbers are going up, the living conditions aren’t the best and people are congested. We need to make sure that within these living conditions people are wearing their masks and understand the virus, so they can do their bit in curbing the spread of the virus. Huawei is one if the partners we partner with as the department, today they have made this food distribution possible to the majority of families which are child headed. We always appreciate the work that we do with them.”
Huawei has an ongoing partnership with Afrika Tikkun and is supporting the Neighbour to Neighbour Support Programme which aims to supply food and essentials to families in Johannesburg townships during the COVID-19 lockdown.
“Supplying food and essentials to the most vulnerable in our communities is not a sustainable solution, but it is absolutely crucial right now as we all navigate an uncertain future,” said Afrika Tikkun Deputy CEO, Alef Meulenberg.
”We have gained enormous support from partnerships such as Huawei Technologies and Social Development to kick-start the program, but with possible lockdown extensions still in play we need all the help we can get to continue this beneficial work.”
“This is a time for unity, and a time to look out for each other. We understand that it is very difficult time for everybody, especially those who are affected by unemployment. We appreciate the opportunity to make a small contribution to help alleviate the strain of lockdown.” said Huawei Deputy CEO, Kian Chen.