As part of its commitment to the betterment of community, Cloudsmiths has chosen to partner with Afrika Tikkun, a non-profit organisation that was formed with the purpose of developing and uplifting young people from underprivileged communities. Through the partnership, Cloudsmiths has been able to contribute to Afrika Tikkun’s Cradle 2 Career model, which focuses on nutrition, health, education, holistic personal development, skills development and work placement.
Each year, Cloudsmiths participates in the 94.7 Cycle Challenge in support of Afrika Tikkun, raising much-needed funds for its beneficiaries that receive assistance.
There are more than 20 000 beneficiaries per annum who receive educational, nutritional, family and health interventions from Afrika Tikkun, while 800 000 meals are served each year to children, youth and families who have no or limited access to food security. In addition, Afrika Tikkun is one of the largest employers of labour within township communities, with around 500 jobs created yearly as part of the Afrika Tikkun Employees initiative. The organisation also offers childhood development programmes, skills training for older learners, and develops teams to participate in local and international sports, arts & culture and academic events.
In addition to raising funds for Afrika Tikkun by riding the 94.7 Cycle Challenge, Cloudsmiths also sponsors the Tikkun Eagles Youth Development Cycling Team for the race each year, paying for their entries, their kit and a dinner for the entrants.
Through initiatives such as these, together with donations, Afrika Tikkun is able to provide care and support for a multitude of children, young people and families. The partnership between Afrika Tikkun and Cloudsmiths has grown ever stronger over the years, and Cloudsmiths encourages all Dynamic Technologies staff to get involved and contribute to the positive impact that Afrika Tikkun is having on South African society.
In 2017, seven Cloudsmiths, partners and friends cycled 94.7 kilometres on 19 November. These dedicated ‘Smiths’ displayed effort and commitment to finish the course, as they ‘rode for a cause’ to support Afrika Tikkun.