Nurturing Orphans of Aids for Humanity – A Fan Website
There are currently about 3.7 million orphans (UNICEF) in South Africa, about half of whom have lost one or both parents;and 150 000 are believed to be living in child-headed households. About half of this number is because of the AIDS pandemic. Noah was born in 2000 from a need to take responsibility for these children. His mandate is to give them an opportunity to grow up into emotionally, psychologically and physically healthy adults.
You can help
Noah depends entirely on donor money, and any amount is always welcome. He thanks everyone who had donated his/her money, time or anything else.
Building stronger communities
We are a fan website, a non-profit organisation. In the spirit of “Ubuntu” (caring for one another), we believe that it’s better for orphaned and vulnerable children to stay in their own familiar communities, rather than institutionalising them. So we empower communities to care for these children. We fully support Noah!
Oliver Empowerment Awards
To showcase the good work that people at Noah continue to do we see it as a befitting exercise to benchmark their mission against other relevant organizations. Therefore this is what motivated them to enter the Oliver Empowerment Awards.
This year these awards featured, for the first time in 10 years, brand new Awards Categories and a CSI component. The Oliver Empowerment Awards recognize and celebrate companies and individuals in the public and private sectors that are excelling in their BEE initiatives driving job creation, entrepreneurship and enterprise development.
And people at Noah are proud of communicating the fact that they have been selected as a finalist. This is further validation that they are moving in the right direction.
Noah and CGF join hands
Increasingly, individuals hear so much about the values of good governance, yet most often never know what this really means and the manner in which to achieve good governance. Simply put, good governance is about upholding the principles of self discipline and ethical behaviour. Sadly, many individuals are ‘ignorant’ of this simple truth and have possibly believed that the term ‘corporate governance’ is only attached to the functions and behaviour of a board and its directors. Of course, this belief is quite misguided. There is a distinctive role that each of them can fulfill to ensure that the businesses in which they work — and spend so much of their time in — become positively influenced by their individual attitudes and behaviour. Therefore, it goes without saying that good governance is not singularly dependent upon a board and its directors, but indeed is greatly enhanced by the support each company employee contributes towards the company becoming a better, disciplined and sustainable organisation. It is in this regard that CGF Research Institute believes each small change in positive behaviour found within concerned and responsible individuals — who support this notion — can have a radical influence upon not only their fellow colleagues, but also the entire organisation. Accordingly, CGF Research Institute has embarked upon the necessary actions which would be required to assist individuals to cause “change for good”. They also believe that the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. By equipping individuals to visibly show their commitment to good governance, so too will others become motivated to follow similar behaviour which ultimately affects the society in which we all live.
Through this initiative, CGF Research Institute would like to encourage and motivate tens of thousands of individual employees — locally and internationally — to show their individual support for good governance practices by visibly displaying their CGF Pledge Certificate for Good Governance and acting on their commitment to positive change. People at Noah believe, together with all their constituents, that the employees who become members of CGF Research Institute’s drive for good governance will influence the change necessary within business, its supply chain and overall customer satisfaction.
Start the change by committing to good governance practice in your daily routines; at home, work and among friends. Show your support by taking the CGF Research Institute’s Good Governance Pledge.
A portion of these proceeds is donated to Noah.
Noah Goes National!
Noah was proud to announce that they have gone National! The North West province has been incorporated into the Noah model starting with 5 arks. This brings the total number of Noah arks to 96! This development shows their continued commitment to their vision.
As they continue to grow, they appreciate all the work you have been doing to help them realize their vision and mission of empowering communities with the knowledge, skills, strategies and self-confidence to form and successfully run their community based organizations which support the well-being of vulnerable children. The task before them is huge, but together we can make a difference!