AKC currently operates 21 houses for children and six community care programmes has been around for more than 110 years, and as part of LG’s responsibility programme has been backing the organization for the past three years.
Presents came in the form of four monitors with keyboards and mice, a PC, and a wireless modem with two-years of uncapped Internet connectivity. For health reasons at the home, LG also paid for fumigation.
Commented Annamart Viljoen, Social Funding Developer at AKC:”The children at AKC have difficulties to adapt in main stream schooling, due to severe trauma and either need remedial teaching in small groups or some bridging before they can face the challenges of further education.
“Our passion is to ensure the optimal development of traumatised children in need of care. Their problems are emotional rather than intellectual and our programmes, together with LG’s innovative technologies will help them succeed,” she pointed out.
The organization also provides childcare shelter, food, care, rehabilitation and skills development for children up to the age of 18 and skills development for disadvantaged youth that are older than 18 in the Greater Johannesburg and East Rand in Gauteng.
“We are very excited to donate to the home again this year,” said Peter Koch, Sales Representative of Commercial Display LG Electronics South Africa.
“Regardless of where we are in the world, LG is proud to support community projects that enhance social welfare and education. Our donation will help improve learning and the day-to-day running of the facility,” said Koch.
Under the slogan “Hope for Life’s Good” LG has been playing an active role in global efforts to provide sustainable solutions and help achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Excited students/residents –from all races- were taught how to use and download their favourite music and celebrities from laptops.