ANNELISE DE JAGER

LIVING A LIFE THAT MATTERS

Beneficiaries

In a constant plight to add value on all levels of society, there are 5 beneficiary sectors covered by Annelise's work.

A = Animals

B = Bring Hope

C = Children

D = Disability

E = Education & job creation

 

tekkie-tax-logo  Here we are - the hundreds of welfare organisations who are part of the TekkieTax family! We all attended some Fundraising Training events hosted by Annelise de Jager - from all over the country we met each other in various cities. We believe that "Together we can achieve more than our individual efforts combined" 

 

There are currently 16 National beneficiaries (representing more than 1 000 local beneficiary organisations) that benefit by the work Annelise does. All beneficiaries are situated in and render services in South Africa.

ANIMAL SECTOR

The vision of EWT is a healthy planet and an equitable world that values and sustains diversity of all life. They are dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in Southern Africa to the benefit of all people. As one of South Africa's leading biodiversity conservation organisations, the EWT is striving to facilitate the protection and sustainable use of key ecosystems.

The Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) is the largest equine welfare organisation in the southern hemisphere. They undertake most of the equine welfare problems in the country – either from their base just south of Johannesburg or via their two Units in Natal and Eastern Cape. They are not a rehabilitation centre – although they do as much as they can in this area. They work on the coal face of the many welfare problems that horses and donkeys face in this country on a daily basis – investigating cruelty complaints, monitoring abattoirs, illegal slaughters, security horses and holding outreach clinics for working equines in impoverished areas.

 

Every shelter in South Africa works extremely hard to keep the animals in their care safe and provided for, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so. Pet Welfare SA is a multi-purpose non-profit company with their main goal to lessen the stresses that animal welfares in South Africa have by finding funds, donations and sponsorships on their behalf. Currently they sponsor 9 animal welfares in South Africa: Ark Animal Centre, Woodrock Animal Rescue, Angel's Refuge SA, Wolfshaven, The Lucky Lucy Foundation, 4our Paws, Uitsig Animal Rescue Centre, FORA and Hellen - Working in the Community.

 

Hospice strives to promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for people living with life-threatening illnesses like cancer, HIV & AIDS, progressive neurological disorder and end-stage organ failure. Hospice is not a place or a building, but rather a philosophy of care that involves professionals and volunteers who provide medical, psychological and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering, the early identification and impeccable assessment and the treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychological and spiritual.

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NG Welfare is a welfare organisation with the aim of bringing some token of God’s love to people in need. The focus is on individuals and families in need. We render family and child care services, care for older persons and community work services. Our well-established infrastructure and high quality services position us as a leader in our fields of expertise. Our more than 25 service points (welfare offices, homes for the elderly, child- and youth care centres and community development centres) are accessible in the North West Province as well as the south-western areas of Gauteng.Our Family Care Division provides professional social welfare services to protect children and enhance family life. We have been involved in family care services for the past 80 years. We want to continue our endeavours in making a difference in the lives of people who have to deal with various difficulties, problems, hardship, misfortune and adversity.

Free State Care in Action runs 17 social work offices in all regions of the Free State. Social work is aimed at preventing social problems such as alcohol and drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, sexual abuse, family violence and child neglect. Preventive services are rendered in the form of awareness and counseling programmes to various target groups within the broad community. This includes holiday projects, family camps, job creation and nutrition projects. 53,431 persons were reached by means of preventive services during the past financial year.

Childhood cancer has a profound effect on everyone it touches. With empathetic support and the right information, it is possible to not only survive its ravages but end up stronger, wiser and more compassionate. It is with this focus on compassion, that CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA was founded. As a countrywide organisation, they provide holistic support for children suffering from cancer and life-threatening blood disorders as well as their families.

 

Child Welfare South Africa represents more than 263 member organisations and outreach projects in communities throughout South Africa. Together with its member organisations, they form the largest non-profit, non-governmental organisation in the country in the field of child protection, child care and family development. Child prostitution, the use of children in pornography and the trafficking of women and children is an international phenomenon and a growing concern for South Africa. Initially, South Africa was a country of transit with children moved from here to other destinations. But in recent years we have become a country of both transit and destination. This is just one of many areas of focus within the Child Protection Programme of Child Welfare SA. The Asibavikele programme for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS has been operational since 2002 and is one of the largest responses to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa.

For 30 years already, SOS Children's Villages has been making an impact on the lives of so many people, more especially the children in South Africa.

They build families for orphaned and abandoned children. Eight to ten children are cared for in small family-type homes - the SOS families - and are raised like brothers and sisters.

The SOS Children's Village's South Africa is a private, charitable, social development organisation. It is politically and denominationally independent and is an affiliated member of SOS-Kinderdorf International.

 

 

The vision of Cheshire Homes SA is to have a society for all, where people with disabilities have equal opportunities, free of discrimination and prejudice. They are providing support services in partnership with persons with disabilities, which empower service users and enhance their quality of life. They aim to provide high standards of residential and health care for profoundly disabled persons to promote disabled persons' self-development and self-reliance through activities, programmes and special events. They also operate day care education centres for disabled persons, ideally through workshops and skills training. Cheshire Homes SA believe that each person, whatever his or her disability, is a uniquely valuable individual and that people with disabilities should have the personal freedom to pursue their aspirations and take their own place in the world.

With sports at the core, Special Olympics is a leader in the field of intellectual disability and the largest amateur sports federation, making incredible strides in the areas of health, education, family support, research and policy change in over 180 countries world-wide.

Special Olympics South Africa reaches more than 32,000 athletes across 9 provinces and offers training in 13 official sports with more than 730 competition opportunities each year. Their aim is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics South Africa is an affiliated member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) through the Sport for the Intellectually Impaired South Africa structure.

 

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EPILEPSY SOUTH AFRICA is a dynamic organisation providing development services nationally to promote equal opportunities for people with epilepsy and other disabilities. Their vision is to provide integrated services that are equitable, accessible, sustainable and people-centered with and for people with epilepsy and other disabilities and all affected by epilepsy, to promote social justice. Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition - it is not a mental illness or psychiatric disorder. About 1 in every 100 people has epilepsy but a single seizure does not necessarily mean you have epilepsy as 1 in 20 people have a seizure at some time in their lives. Epilepsy can affect anyone, at any age, and many children with epilepsy will outgrow it. 75% of people with epilepsy have had their first seizure before the age of 20. Epilepsy is not infectious or contagious and up to 80% of people will have their epilepsy controlled by medication.

 

The vision of Imisebeyelanga Services is to improve the quality of life of people in need, especially those who want to be empowered, trained and serve their community. Imisebeyelanga Services was founded in 2004 when a huge need for trained Home and Community Based Care Workers were brought under the attention of a local private training provider. In 2007, they added programmes such as Early Childhood Development, HIV Peer Education, Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse and Basic Life Skills. In 2009 they achieved accreditation with Health & Welfare SETA and to date have trained nearly 2 000 volunteers in the areas of Early Childhood Development, Home Based Care, HIV Peer Education and many others. They offer accredited training for ECD – Further Education and Training Certificate (level 4) and Higher Certificate (level 5). Their ultimate focus is to develop ECD Centres in impoverished areas to become "Schools of Excellence".

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