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Bell delivers new vehicle to Amangwe Village

Published: 23rd June 2017
Source: Bell Equipment

Bell Equipment, a proud founder member of Amangwe Village, which was started in 2002, continues to support the non-profit organisation and has donated a new Nissan MP 300 double cab bakkie to help staff provide assistance to the local community.

There was great excitement at Amangwe Village on Monday when the vehicle was officially handed over by Bell Equipment Group Director of Human Resources, Johan Van Wyngaardt and Commercial Projects Manager, Bongani Dlamini, who is part of the company's Corporate Social Investment and Social Economic Development team.

Manager of Amangwe Village, Erna Steynberg explained that the vehicle will "add real value" to their community outreach efforts and will be used by the home-based care co-ordinator, who oversees 26 home-based caregivers and their 300 patients. It will also be used to visit the 190 women empowerment groups that have been established, to visit vulnerable children and their families in the community, to attend Children’s Court Enquiries for the placement of children in foster care, and to collect donations of food and clothing from donors.

"Amangwe Village provides an important role in assisting our surrounding communities and we are pleased to have been able to provide this vehicle and thereby continue our support of this great organisation, which gets to the grassroots to address real needs and uplift lives," said Johan.

The vehicle has been brightly branded with the Amangwe Village logo and animated pictures depicting the community development work that they do.

At the handover of the new double cab bakkie were (back left): , Makhosi Zungu (Student), Bongani Chuimiah (Maintenance) Veronica Mafuleka (Cleaner) Lungi Dube (Social Worker) Nonto Biyela (Secretary), Erna Steynberg (Manager, Amangwe Village), Nicky Parram (volunteer), Valerie  Demont (Financial Manager, Amangwe Village), Johan Van Wyngaardt (Group Director of Human Resources, Bell Equipment) and Thandeka Mbhamali(Women Empowerment Co-ordinator); (front left): Bongani Dlamini (Commercial Project Manager, Bell Equipment), Amos Mtshali (Home-based Care Co-ordinator) and Bongani Mthethwa (Organic Food Garden Co-ordinator).

At the handover of the new double cab bakkie were (from left): Bongani Dlamini (Commercial Project Manager, Bell Equipment), Hlengiwe Mthembu (Amangwe Village creche teacher), Johan Van Wyngaardt (Group Director of Human Resources, Bell Equipment) and Erna Steynberg (Manager of Amangwe Village) with some of the children from the creche.