City Lodge Lynnwood, as a component of the hospitality industry and City Lodge’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme, believes that it has a fundamental responsibility to assist in improving the lives of disadvantaged individuals in South Africa.
Together with the sound partnership of Kwathlano Cultural & Heritage Foundation, in July 2013 City Lodge Lynwood donated clothes, towels, linen, and curtains to Kwathlano’s township projects which provide assistance within the Soshanguve community.
The Kwathlano Cultural & Heritage Foundation was founded in 1998 by Lindie Stiehler, who, whilst in the employment of Kwathlano Tours & Safaris as a professional tour guide, was exposed to the needs of the children on the guided township tours undertaken by international visitors.
She identified a need for corporate involvement to uplift the social circumstances and Kwathlano Tours & Safaris offered to become involved through the forming of the formal foundation body. Operating in the Soshanguve Township in Tshwane, South Africa, the children of Kutung Primary School and Itoseng Day Care Centre are the main recipients of the Foundation’s outreach.
Positive sustainable impact
Kwathlano Tours & Safaris is an active member of the South African tourism industry and, through the KC & H Foundation, plays an integral part in facilitating and implementing projects that empower children from previously disadvantaged communities to improve and sustain their lives in order to create a positive future.
It’s this development of disadvantaged communities that encouraged City Lodge Lynwood to get involved in supporting this great initiative.
By investing in and improving the quality of life of children in impoverished communities, City Lodge Lynwood hopes to make a positive, sustainable impact on the communities in which they operate.
Support the Foundation
Kwathlano Tours & Safaris has a similar mission, and tourists that are brought to the township for tours also visit the Kutung Primary School and Itoseng Day Care centre, and are offered a first-hand opportunity to contribute to the facilities through identified projects.