MTN supports survivors of gender violence

domestic-violence-1By TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN SA Foundation has handed over and refurbished two shelters in the Eastern Cape, which will serve as safety havens for survivors of gender-based violence.
The facilities have been handed over in partnership with the Department of Social Development form part of MTN’s support of the White Door Centres of Hope (WDCH), an initiative that MTN SA Foundation has supported for the past four years.
The project identifies and renovates under-utilised spaces in communities and renovates these facilities in order to serve as a safe haven for survivors of gender-based violence.
In addition to the two centres handed over, the MTN SA Foundation also up-scaled and refurbished two centres in the Eastern Cape it has supported over the years with ICT infrastructure.
“MTN is acutely sensitive of the plight of the communities it operates in,” says Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager of the MTN SA Foundation.
Meanwhile, MTN SA Foundation has organised an exhibition at its head office in Fairlands, Johannesburg that will pay homage to those affected by gender-based violence.
The MTN Activism & Awareness Exhibition reflects and acknowledges 16 Days of Activism Against Abuse of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities.
“MTN views the abuse of women, children and other vulnerable members of society in a serious light, and through its Foundation, it actively supports initiatives aimed at curbing the scourge of domestic abuse,” concludes Mtunzi-Hairwadzi.
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