PARTNERSHIPS WORTH THE MILEAGE
The Lions Durban Host has supported Durban and Coastal Mental Health over the years and on the 26.01.2010, Ann and Ralph Davidson sponsored and handed over a donation of six (6) positioning chairs for children with profound physical and intellectual disabilities, manufactured and designed by J.B.M. Diesel and General PTY. LTD to this Centre. The manufacturing of these special chairs was made possible by The Sri Sarada Devi Ashram, through its Occupational Therapist Niki Singh who also provides her services free of charge to these children every last Friday of the month.
We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the Lions Durban Host as well as The Sri Sarada Devi Ashram for enhancing the lives of children with intellectual disabilities.
Here are the names of the people on the picture from left to right,
Ralph Davidson- Lions Durban Host
Ann Davidson- Lions Durban Host
Buzani Gwacela- Manager, Overport Happy Hours
Fathima Hussain- Deputy Director, Durban and Coastal Mental Health
Londi Dlamini- Programme Coordinator, Durban and Coastal Mental Health
Diana Mbhele- Careworker, Overport Happy Hours
Jay Gungadeen-J.B.M. Diesel and General PTY LTD
In the Front Row is:
Des Alexander-J.B.M Diesel and General PTY LTD and
The children from the Overport Happy Hours Day Care Centre
By partnering with Durban and Coastal Mental Health, local businesses support empowerment and development initiatives for adults with mental disabilities.
In addition to ongoing contract work from business partners including Uvex Safety, Sylko, Gorimas Spices, Silveray, Conlog, HEC Distributors and Verve marketing, we’ve secured a 2-year contract with eThekwini Municipality to package orange refuse recycling bags.
While this contract work offers our service users the opportunity to improve their visual and motor skills, they develop a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work. Service users each earn a share of the income generated which helps to supplement their disability grant.
We currently offer our business partners the following services:
Interested in partnering with us? Call our Marketing Contracts Manager, Kevin Binah , on 031 209 5331, or click here to send an e-mail.
In terms of the Codes of Good Practice issued under the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003, Durban and Coastal Mental Health qualifies as a Non-Profit Organisation whose beneficiaries are disabled members of the community, more than 75% of whom are Black.
Your contributions to Durban and Coastal Mental Health (contract work and donations) qualify as “socio-economic development contributions” on your BEE Scorecard.