15 December 2015 - As part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, Aurecon Cares and staff based in eThekwini partnered with the Open Door Crisis Care Centre as the main sponsor to assist in effecting change in the lives of those recovering from various personal crises and difficult circumstances.
The Centre is a non-profit outreach organisation established at the request of the South African Police Service in 1997. It is a crisis and trauma facility offering counselling, social services and support groups in KwaZulu-Natal for survivors of abuse. Through their efforts, many abused women and children have been assisted in starting new lives.
Aurecon staff visited the Centre during December to deliver gift packs, refreshments and also to provide entertainment for the children as they celebrated the festive season. Much to the delight of the staff, the children performed numerous songs and dance routines. Posters containing supportive and heartfelt messages of hope from Aurecon employees were also delivered to the Centre to reassure and encourage the women and children to continue on their road to recovery.
“Organisations like the Open Door Crisis Centre are vital for the recovery of survivors of abuse. They provide the necessary counselling, social services and support groups required for individuals to rebuild their lives. At Aurecon, we value the role that such organisations fulfill and we remain committed to supporting them through the company’s various Corporate Social Investment initiatives,” says Dr Aman Maharaj, Aurecon’s eThekwini Office Manager, on the importance of such organisations.