Africa Chinese Women Association (ACWA) held their 10th Anniversary celebration on a widely celebrated day, International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2016 at Carnival City in Johannesburg.
ACWA’s special guest and close friend MRS Bongi Ngema-Zuma outlined the good work that ACWA has achieved, collaborating with Department of health, Education, Social Development and the first lady’s foundation Bongi-Ngema Zuma Foundation in many of their operations.
“We assisted a school with 300 indigenous learners; most of them have their last meal at school. We invited the Department of Social Development to organise SASSA offices in the area as most leaners were not receiving grants.”
“The Department of Education reassessed the school at granted it quantal 2, allowing them to know gain access to government funding as they previously did not. Department of Agriculture and farmers opened a farm where ACWA donated tools for them to use as this was something they were interested in,” Ngema-Zuma explained.
This is just one example of the good work that ACWA is doing in South Africa to assist women and children. They reach out to organisations and the government to make sure the needs of the society are met.
Mr Li Song, , Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in South Africa, congratulated the organisation for doing such noble work and encouraged that their good work be known and advertised and wished them prosperity with their endeavours.
Among other guests was and Ms Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi, the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture who had nothing but well wishes for the organisation.
The founder of ACWA Ms Anita was rejoiced and even participated in one of the performances which included women dancing and singing in honour of all women.