The Pareto Board of Directors together with the Pavilion Shopping Centre Management team recently visited Liv Village in the Hazelmere area to handover a R400000 cheque which will go towards upgrading the village's amphitheatre. This valuable resource, which can accommodate around 2000 people, is used as an indoor sports centre, a church and as a multipurpose hall.
Motseng Project Management Director, Dewald van Staden said the Pareto team was privileged to be part of a such an operation and are delighted to see that this project had already made considerable progress. "We all need to realise and understand that it's not about numbers but about making a difference and being a small part of such a big cause. Seeing the smiles on the children's faces makes it even more special."
He said that this donation was just a small part of a long term relationship going forward.
Tich Smith of Liv Village expressed his sincere appreciation of the time that the group had taken to attend the handover. Adding that to run a Liv Village took R2 million each month, he nevertheless said it was his dream is to be able to grow the number of villages across South Africa so that vulnerable, parentless children could grow up in safe and loving family environments where they can receive unconditional love, spiritual discipline, care and nurturing.
Tich Smith concluded that our children are tomorrow's future, so the manner in which they are raised will influence who they become. HIV/AIDS and poverty has resulted in many children being abandoned and orphaned. The village's objective is to have children grow up to be a generation that will influence positive change within South Africa, our continent and indeed the world. If these children are equipped with essential moral values and life skills, they truly can live lives that influence and inspire significance and lasting impact, he said.
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