Image
Icon

Directory

IconAppraisers and Valuers
IconAssociations and Institutes
IconBBBEE Consulting and Verification Agencies
IconConsumer Protection
IconCorporate Governance
IconCredit Bureaus
IconDefensive Driver Training
IconEmergency Medical Rescue
IconForensic Investigation Services
IconInsurance Brokers - Alphabetical Listing
IconInsurance Brokers by Type of Product or Service Needed
IconInsurance Companies
IconInsurance Consultants
IconLightning Damage & Surge Protection Specialists
IconOmbud
IconOnline Quotes and Cover
IconPremium Financing
IconPublic Loss Adjustors
IconPublications
IconRating Agencies
IconRegulatory Authorities
IconRisk Finance
IconRisk Management
IconRisk Surveyors
IconSalvage Operators
IconTelephone Quotes
IconVehicle Accident Management
IconVehicle and Household Risk Inspection Services
IconVehicle Tracking
IconWellness Programs
Advertise Here
  Subscribe To »

OSTI DONATES TO DOOR OF HOPE

Published

2020

Fri

14

Aug

Johannesburg, 13 August 2020: With COVID-19 continuing to have devastating effects on both the local and global economy, and financial pressures mounting on more families, paired with rising unemployment, there has been a rising number in babies being abandoned or given up for adoption.

 

In response to this pandemic, the office of the Short-Term Insurance Ombudsman (OSTI) revised its corporate social initiatives to reach out to charities that care for children, to support these organisations during this difficult time. “Every year, OSTI plans its CSI initiatives for the year to uplift our community. This year, we amended our plan to support a few new local orphanages, to provide them with necessities and protective personal equipment (PPE),” says OSTI project coordinator Marilize Blignaut.

 

During July, and in the spirit of Mandela Day, OSTI donated essential items and PPEs to the Door of Hope Children’s Mission, a place of safety for abandoned babies, in Glenvista, Johannesburg. Since the start of the lockdown to mid-July, the Door of Hope took in an additional 13 babies, of whom seven were abandoned babies. Since 1999, the organisation has taken in and cared for 1 720 babies.

 

OSTI’s donation comprised nappies, baby formula, baby puree, sterilising liquid, disposable face masks, hand sanitiser and refuse bags.

 

Door of Hope baby house manager Claude Boni notes that they currently have 69 babies in their care, ranging from new born babies to two-year old toddlers. “Every donation to the Door of Hope is much-needed and deeply appreciated. For those who would like to donate, our list of needs is outlined on our website,” says Boni.

 

He notes that as a result of COVID-19, the Door of Hope has had to close its doors to volunteers, but that they still needed assistance through donations. “We are grateful to our supporters who ensure that our needs are met.”

 

“We look forward to meeting and spending time with the staff and children when it is safe to do so,” concludes Blignaut.

 
Source: Megan van Wyngaardt - SBPR
 
« Back to previous page Print this page » |
 

Breaking News »

Allianz and Euler Hermes strengthen Africa team

Johannesburg – September 16, 2020 – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) appointed Asheen Maikoo and Piet Schutte as Senior Risk Engineers on September 1, 2020, to continue ...
Read More »

  

Allianz: Companies face five liability loss trends in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

Johannesburg/London/Munich/New York/Paris/Sao Paulo/Singapore – September 09, 2020 – Liability exposures for companies around the world are increasing. Factors such as rising litigation, collective ...
Read More »

  

HOW THE NEW POPI ACT AFFECTS INTERMEDIARIES

Cyber-attacks are on the rise during lockdown, increasing from the norm of 30 000 daily to 310 000 recorded on the 18 March as criminals exploit the unsecured home networks used by millions of office ...
Read More »

  

Indwe embraces drone technology to help improve risk management and optimise insurance

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones as they are more commonly known in insurance, is gaining momentum. Globally, 17% of commercial drones in operation are used to assist insurers and large organisations ...
Read More »

 

More News »

Image

Healthcare »

Image

Investment »

Image

Life »

Image

Retirement »

Advertise Here
Image
Image
Image
Advertise Here

From The Glossary »

Icon

Underwriting Expenses:

All expenses of an insurance company which relate to the carrying on of insurance business, other than expenses connected with investments and investment property and expenses of a general nature, such as director’s fees. Also termed management expenses. Underwriting Fund See insurance funds.
More Definitions »

 

Advertise

 

eZine

 

Contact IG

 

Media Pack

 

RSS Feeds

By using this website you agree to the Terms of Use.
Copyright © Insurance Gateway (Pty) Ltd 2004 - 2020. All Rights Reserved.