Nolands Launches Foundation in South Africa
By Clive Noland, Nolands SA
On Monday, 13 February 2017, Nolands was privileged to host Dr Jane Goodall at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa. The event centred on the introduction of the Nolands Foundation to clients, business partners and friends of the company.
Dr Goodall’s early-evening talk was nothing short of entrancing as she took the audience on the unique journey of her life, from a little girl growing up to a totally untamed, remote part of Africa at the age of 26, where she immediately found her passion and purpose in life. Here, in what is now Tanzania, she began her life-long study of chimpanzees. For over 50 years, she built her reputation as the world’s leading authority on our animal cousins.
It is this standing in the international community that has led to her being appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace, alongside a handful of other global icons. The Jane Goodall Institute and her educational organisation “Roots and Shoots” are established in over 100 countries. The Nolands Foundation will be looking at ways to partner with the Institute in helping to encourage environmental protection education. At the age of 82, Dr Goodall spends 300 days of the year as an “activist”, travelling the world and spreading her conservation message.
The evening brought together the Nolands Foundation’s five valued partners: Standard Bank, Gunston’s Attorneys, Independent Wealth Management, Dale Capital Group and Tax Risk Underwriting Managers. Together, the Nolands Foundation will look to support initiatives aimed at improving the lives of young people. This will be through education and sport, in all its various forms.
Before Dr Goodall was introduced, a cheque for ZAR 20,000 was presented to the Langa Hockey Club from the Foundation. While Nolands has supported the Club for many years, this was the first donation made under the Foundation banner and was a memorable moment.
Langa have been very innovative in using their sports clubhouse as a centre of extra-curricular education, last year presenting a course in robotics to children aged 11 and 12 years. It is this type of initiative that the Nolands Foundation is particularly keen to identify and support.
The launch of the Foundation and the event itself was extremely well received and the company looks forward many exciting and rewarding projects in the future.
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