In our efforts to “Take action, inspire change, make every day #MandelaDay”, the Natsure team spent the afternoon on Friday 25 July 2019 planting trees and interacting with the children at Tiqwa School.
We treated the children to an afternoon filled with donuts, singalongs, and dancing. The Natsure team also planted trees at the school as nature and gardening are part of the therapeutic learning the children engage in.
What is the Tiqwa School?
Tiqwa is a place for special children with special needs, located in the East of Pretoria, South Africa. It was founded in 1982 by a group of concerned parents. The parents felt that there was no suitable institution in the area that could help such boys and girls reach their full potential. Tiqwa is an NPO which gives every child the opportunity to become a literate, independent, self-assured and an employable member of society. It has built up a successful record of accomplishment, even helping some learners return to mainstream education.
Why did Natsure decide to plant trees?
Trees are like the lungs of the planet and they play an important role in climate change. They also make our towns and cities greener and leafier and they relax us as well. At Tiqwa, nature and gardening are part of the therapeutic learning the children engage in.
As individuals and as organisations we have a responsibility towards our environment as well as our community. Our company’s existence is not lonely. We are part of a bigger system of people, values, other organisations, and nature. Through these initiatives we strive to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism!
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