The 2017 National Business of the Year Award winner, Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology (RGIT) has donated much needed computers to Verulam Child Welfare.
Dr Ernest Chetty, Vice President at Verulam Child Welfare said: “Richfield’s generous donation will greatly assist our social workers. Computers are vital to the running of our Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). Our computer suite was in desperate need of an update but we were looking at costs of up to R100 000.
“We are pleased that we have a public private partnership with Richfield as funding isn’t readily available to NPOs. We appreciate Richfield’s significant donation and our social workers are thrilled that they can now work more effectively”.
Verulam Child Welfare is one of the pioneering welfare organisations in the country.
The NPO’s sterling work and commitment to serve the underprivileged and disadvantaged is commendable. Verulam Child Welfare is also composed of members that are stalwarts in the educational field and this augurs well as role models for other volunteers.
Richfield’s CEO, Jay Ramnundlall, commented, “It is imperative that social workers have access to computers as such we saw it fit to donate the much needed computers to Verulam Child Welfare. At Richfield, we understand the importance of technology and have been awarded for technology integration. Since 2012, Richfield has provided students with a free Tablet PC.
“Computers are a form of literacy and technology is the critical enabler for success in all sectors. We are delighted that we could provide social workers with access to technology and we hope that this gives them the confidence to thrive in a digital world.
“Children are the bedrock of our nation and social workers provide a phenomenal service to our communities as they constantly help and engage with children in need. As South Africa’s most affordable Higher Education Institution, Richfield believes in giving back to our communities. Our donation is a positive step in promoting a circular economy. We strive to support our youth internally and externally in order to develop future leaders”.