The Free State Development Corporation staff donated a wheel chair and food parcels on the 24 December 2014 to a needy family at Thabo- Mofutsanyane district.The beneficiary of the donation was Mr J.F Mofolo who is 54 years old, unemployed and resides in a shack with his entire family at Thabana Tshoana village.
Corporate social initiatives such as these are meant to touch the lives of the very unfortunate people in communities served by the corporation through making a difference in their lives. Furthermore, Christmas is a very special time to have a caring and giving spirit, therefore the donation came at the right time to wish the beneficiary a merry Christmas.
The event was graced by the FDC management, staff and dignitaries. Mr DSR. Nkaiseng who is the Divisional Executive: Corporate secretariat and Affairs made a short brief on how the initiative started, stating that the beneficiary approached the corporation for assistance. He further conveyed the message from the FDC CEO, Mr I Osman. In his remarks, the executive mayor of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, Mr V Tshabalala praised the approach taken by FDC in ensuring that the beneficiary gets assistance and emphasised on the need to strengthen the already existing good relations between the municipality and FDC.
In her closing remarks, the FDC Human Resources Manager Mrs J. Seapi acknowledged the unwavering support of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality and further thanked the FDC staff by responding wholeheartedly through contributing funds to ensure that the beneficiary gets assistance.
The donation was handed over by the executive mayor, Mr V Tshabalala, Tribal Chief Mr L. Mopeli and FDC Executive Director Mr DSR Nkaiseng. This is indeed the position of the newly revamped corporation, to not only focus on business development but to go an extra mile through corporate social investment initiatives in touching the lives of the needy.