Affinity Health and The 100% Foundation Support The Work 4 A Living (W4AL) Programme
It was Nelson Mandela who once said: “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
Affinity Health and its CSI arm, The 100% Foundation, remain committed to this same belief and, as such, are proud to support the Work 4 A Living (W4AL) programme.
Over the years, Affinity Health – a proudly South African health insurer, a specialised supplier of a range of long-term health insurance products, operating nationwide from Gauteng – has supported and made strategic investments to assist countless non-profit organisations dedicated to the upliftment of all South Africans.
Working tirelessly with The 100% Foundation, Affinity Health has played a valuable role in skills development.
The 100% Foundation donated 30 chairs and some funds to launch W4AL’s empowerment hub in Northmead, Benoni.
Since 2002, thousands of people have received employment training from W4AL’s 40-plus job centres across Africa and beyond. At the core of W4AL is the “teach a man to fish” philosophy – alleviating poverty by facilitating self-sufficiency.
W4AL concentrates on teaching unemployed people how to work effectively and start their own businesses, as well as improving their computer literacy, office administration, and hospitality skills.
Over 80% of the people who successfully complete a W4AL programme get employed, start businesses, upskill themselves, or continue their education.
Instead of a traditional classroom model, courses are facilitated through storytelling, role-play, and group discussions.
“The main goal of Affinity Health is to improve the health and wellbeing of all South Africans. Everything we do is guided by this, including our interactions with society and the projects we support,” says Murray Hewlett, CEO of Affinity Health.
“We are proud that we can play a role within our community and help W4AL in their efforts to not only provide communities with opportunities to learn more skills or further their education but equipping them with mindsets that empower them to own their circumstances, thrive in their daily work, and have hope for the future,” concludes Hewlett.
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