Antal International is cycling for Hope
The campaign consists of a group Antal International cyclists who will be cycling this year’s Cape Argus & Pick & lsquo;n Pay cycle tour to support one of Antal’s Charitable Foundations -- Home of Hope -- situated in Cape Town, Table View.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the children suffering from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and to also raise funds to support the day-to-day activities of the Home of Hope. “Antal SA has been supporting the Home of Hope for over the last 5 years with monthly donations from staff and assistance with IT buildings and facilities, with financial assistance from The Antal Charitable Foundation created by the Antal Global Snapshot.” – informs Alan Russell, Managing Director at Antal International South Africa.
Antal International South Africa together with the Home of Hope have created an online page for all those that would like to support this campaign by means of donations to visit the following site for more information on the campaign and Home of Hope and donations can also be made on that page. http://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/cycle-for-hope. And those who would like to be a part of the Cycle for Hope group can contact Masi Tontsi on 0215574952/MTontsi@antal.com.
About Antal International:
Founded in 1993, Antal International is a management and professional recruitment specialist with a particular focus on the sourcing and retention of candidates in the & lsquo;Generation Y’ bracket. One of the first recruitment organisations to devote substantial resources to emerging markets, the company now has over 100 offices in more than 30 countries and works with many of the world’s most successful and ambitious employers.
About Home of Hope:
Home of Hope is a Designated Child Protection Organisation that provides services for the protection, education and support of children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected and those who suffer from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and HIV. Home of Hope currently runs two major projects:
1. Cluster foster homes for children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected and those who suffer from HIV and FASD. We can accommodate a maximum of 18 children of all ages in our cluster foster project six in each of our three homes. Here they are cared for by a loving, nurturing foster mother and the whole aim is that they function as close to as possible a normal loving family and do not feel as though they are institutionalised children.
2. Amathemba a special needs school for children who suffer from FASD and other similar neurodevelopment delays. This is the first school of its kind in the whole country that is geared to meeting the specific needs and challenges of children who suffer from FASD. Currently we can accommodate a maximum of 30 children in Amathemba, but it is envisaged that this project could, in the future, be rolled out nationally because there is such a big need. We do not receive any formal funding from Government and are therefore entirely dependent on the kindness, generosity and support of individuals and businesses from the community, as well as our own fundraising efforts to continue to help and care for these children in desperate need. We host several fundraising events and initiative throughout the year to help us raise the much needed funds to keep the organisation running.