The CTICC recognises and embraces the responsibility it has to make a positive contribution to society by supporting and uplifting the communities in which it operates.
After an extensive process of investigation and stakeholder consultation, we took a decision to narrow the focus of our community involvement so as to maximise its effectiveness. We did this by selecting the following four community upliftment partners, through which the CTICC now primarily channels its social support.
The Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR)
FARR helps and supports individuals and communities affected by alcohol abuse. It also runs numerous programmes aimed at raising awareness of the negative effects of alcoholism on families and communities. For more information, view the FARR website.
This non-profit development organisation helps township residents to grow their own organic vegetables to feed their families and to sell in order to earn a regular income. For more information, view the Abalimi Bezekhaya Website.
If you’re a Cape Town resident or business, why not order a weekly organic vegetable box from Harvest Of Hope. Sign up online.
Ikhaya le Themba
Ikhaya le Themba (Community of Hope) empowers local communities to build value-based communities through community, enterprise, and skills development programmes. The organisation also visits and hosts fun events for the orphans and vulnerable children attending Yomelela Primary School in Khayelitsha. View the Ikhaya le Themba website.
Mothers Unite focusses on empowering vulnerable women and children in the Seawinds and Lavender Hill communities in Cape Town. These areas battle interrelated socio-economic problems such as gang violence, unemployment, domestic violence, poverty, and HIV/Aids. Mothers Unite runs various nutrition, literacy, education and sustainability projects. View the Mothers Unite website.
Journey of Enrichment
Journey of Enrichment is a feeding scheme that supports the community through sustainable development, and working with women and youth empowerment through education.
You can assist these organisations by making a financial contribution or donating unopened food or other items from your conference or exhibition. To do so, contact the organisations directly via their websites or email the CTICC Sustainability Officer for assistance.