The well-known NGO, Gift of the Givers, received a strong boost with donations and assistance from Motus Holdings Limited.
Motus has made a monetary donation of R250 000 to Gift of the Givers, which will enable the foundation to source 20 oxygen concentrators. These machines will assist patients who are suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19 and allow for home-based care for individuals who are unable to gain access to hospitals.
Hospital beds remain in short supply, particularly in Gauteng where The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital remains closed owing to fire damage.
Furthermore, in the wake of government’s announcement to curb the spread of COVID-19 by vaccinating teachers across South Africa, Motus will be supplying ten mini-bus vehicles, together with drivers and fuel, to Gift of the Givers, which will lend support in the transport of 12 000 teachers from 400 schools in the Western Cape to vaccination sites.
Commenting on Motus’s donation, CEO, Osman Arbee, said: “As a vehicle retail group which is in the business of providing mobility, it was logical for Motus to lend a helping hand in giving the educators of our children the opportunity to be vaccinated by facilitating their transport.”
“Motus applauds the work of Gift of the Givers and is happy to help the organisation in its work to slow down the third wave, which is currently gripping the country,” added Arbee.
“Schools are a big problem now, children are getting infected, remaining asymptomatic, but carrying the virus home where adults are being infected. Teachers are particularly vulnerable to the virus as many of them are elderly and have comorbidities.
“Shockingly, the death rate among teachers has surpassed that of healthcare workers, to date 2 000 teachers have passed away owing to OVID-19,” said Gift of the Givers founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.
“Motus has already supported Gift of the Givers throughout the pandemic with the donation of five Kia and Hyundai light commercial vehicles. These vehicles are used to transport staff to critical areas while the light commercial vehicles have proved invaluable in transporting everything from oxygen machines to PPE and food parcels to areas where they are most needed,” added Sooliman.
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