Gender violence was high on the agenda at the start of South African Women’s Month, August 2019. Living the Salesforce 1% pledge, Jason Timm (MD of CloudSmiths) spent time with Father A Nation (FAN) to understand the challenges facing people living in Alexandra in Gauteng. The Salesforce 1% pledge encourages individuals to give 1% of their company time to help an NGO or a good cause of their choice.  Jason Timm has set the tone by giving two hours per month of his work time, and two hours per month of his personal time, to mentoring young men on behalf of FAN.

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Father a Nation is a Non-Profit Company that addresses gender-based violence, crime and fatherlessness by restoring and equipping men to be nation-builders, fathers and role models. In a country with a high rate of fatherlessness and gender-based violence, FAN strives to be a catalyst for healing by raising the next generation of men to be emotionally whole, to use their strength to love, serve, protect and provide; and to be activists against any form of abuse.


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