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Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week comes to Johannesburg

Categories: COMPANY NEWS , Skills Development
Each new year gives us the opportunity for a Fresh Beginning, and this year Clover Mama Afrika has decided to get an early start.

The annual Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week comes to Johannesburg this year and runs from 31 January to 5 February 2016, concluding in an awards evening where the Clover Mama Afrikas will be rewarded for the previous years’ work and commitment to their respective communities.

The Clover Mama Afrika project, started as a humble project 12 years ago and has since developed into Clover’s flagship CSI project. Winning many accolades along the way, the project has to date appointed 41 Mamas throughout South Africa. These remarkable women collectively care for over 15 500 children and 2 500 elderly people, many of which are abused, orphaned, homeless and vulnerable.

Every year the Clover Mama Afrika ladies travel from different provinces across the country and unite to partake in a week of value added workshops to become Way Better in everything they do.  The hands-on training workshops complement their existing self-help projects.  This year the Mamas will learn new skills and sharpen their existing skills in art, flower arranging, mosaic and baking.

“These formidable women work hard throughout the year and this event gives us an opportunity to unite the Mamas together and to work hand-in-hand. Once having learned these essential skills, they pass on their knowledge and teach others in their communities to empower themselves and uplift their communities. We are looking forward to a productive week,” says manager for Clover’s corporate services, Professor Elain Vlok

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