LG Electronics (LG) has partnered with one of Johannesburg’s oldest children’s home – the Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH), to celebrate World Volunteer Day under the pillar of sustainability.
The home’s 127-year legacy is testament to its sustainable approach and ability to adapt – a culture Fiona Duke, Head of Operations at the Johannesburg Children’s Home (JCH) is proudest of. “Yes we need a lot of support, we need funding and basics to run the home, but what we really need is more partners like LG that are also focused on sustainability and technology to drive self-sufficiency”, says Duke.
JCH has already revived their borehole to reduce utility costs, and it runs many small businesses at the home such as a small bed and breakfast, a catering service, and venue hire.
LG Electronics South Africa, together with the JCH will develop two mutual objectives; teaching the children pride and the responsibility they have towards their environment, as well as sustainability.
“By planting a vegetable garden we are assisting the home with a maintainable solution for providing healthy food for the children well past one day of volunteer activity by extending the food garden. Cleaning the cottages and grounds will demonstrate to the children how to take care of their environments and foster a sense of pride. LG will also be donating a 24kg top loader washing machine with the latest inverter technology, to help lower their water and electricity costs” says Mr CY Kim, Managing Director for LG Electronics South Africa.
LG is calling on all South Africans and corporates to get in touch with Fiona at [email protected] and become part of more sustainable solutions for some of Mzanzi’s neglected youth.