Audatex SA recently held their second annual golf day at Centurion Country Club, in Tshwane. Once again it was well organised and a huge success as the fun day of networking was largely interspersed by golf(!) – some taking the game seriously and others just enjoying a lovely walk in the fresh air and only occasionally being spoilt by a little white ball.
Fanie de Villiers, South African cricket legend, was on hand to entertain the guests at drinks and dinner to wonderful stories of yesteryear and gave everyone an inside look at behind the scenes of what goes on at great sporting levels. He was also very adept as the evening’s auctioneer where funds were raised for an even better golfing venue at Centurion.
A full field also ensured that R40 000 was raised for Umusa Community Projects who operate Endleleni. This is a charity that Audatex SA have a proven track record with and they have been involved with their various projects in the rural part of Umzimkhulu in KZN.
The focus at the charity is currently on the early childhood development (EDC) centre where 30 computers have been introduced by another donor. This has been such a hit with the local children that 900 local kids in the rural community are now learning computer skills while having access to the world wide web. Teachers in the area have approached the organisation for computer skills training too.
The funds raised are going towards expanding this project as their container classroom is already too small, so there are plans afoot to build a new classroom one day.
This is only one facet of Endleleni as they also help feed and educate 30 four-to five-year-old children on a daily basis. They also care for over 20 profoundly disabled children at the Mark Adamson/Othandweni Centre and work to prevent regression of their condition while improving their quality of life.
Well done to all involved at Audatex SA for a lovely day out and the truly worthy cause. Every positive action made surely has a ripple effect for generations to come, we reckon.