In an increased effort to support vulnerable communities in South Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic, Aspen partnered with the Siya Kolisi and Siphiwe Tshabalala Foundations that drive efforts to assist in delivering sustainable development to those in need.
Since the implementation of the national COVID-19 lockdown, these Foundation have shifted their focus from community development through sport to humanitarian relief programmes.
These programmes aim to provide families in impoverished and disadvantaged communities with food parcels that will sustain them for a month. Aspen partnered with both Foundations which contributed to providing nutritious meals to some 2 000 families in April and May 2020 in the Mogale City and Eastern Cape areas.
Siphiwe Tshabalala, founder of the Siphiwe Tshabalala Foundation said, “It is through Aspen’s assistance that we are able to lend a helping hand to people who have been severely impacted by the lockdown and who at the same time are retaining their safety and that of their families during the uncertainty brought about by this pandemic.”