Random Act of Kindness with 947 and the Dis-Chem Foundation: LifeLine Pretoria
Lifeline Pretoria has just turned 45-years-old and is more relevant than ever. The organisation was born out of a need to help people who had no one else to turn to and to provide accessibility and support to those in need.
They have 5 community centres in Mamelodi, Soshanguve, Atteridgeville, Queenswood, and Watermeyer.
Some of the incredible and powerful work they do includes:
- present talks on Wellness to High Schools & Corporates
- support mental health campaigns at tertiary institutions
- offer counselling; face-to-face, telephone; via Zoom.
From July 2019 to June 2020 they have counselled 3,489 individuals.
They also carried out an incredible community outreach from July 2019 to June 2020 and reached 2,396,199 new individuals.
Numbers to reach:
Lifeline Pretoria: 0796445644, 0725922858, 0724607811.
Rape Crisis Line: 0823402061
What they are doing for the GBV helpline:
LifeLine South Africa has the toll free helpline for gender-based violence which operates 24 hrs, 365 days.
it is an 0800 150150 number which serves a dual purpose for anyone who needs information, counselling, referral to a place of safety at no cost to the victims, survivors & those who are affected by gender-based violence.
these numbers serve a dual purpose; for voice calls and those who want to start a silent conversation with a counsellor through WhatsApp.
Here's what they do, what they want to change and what they want to achieve::
eradicating the gender-Based Violence and Femicide in our communities and creating tolerance and acceptance of LGBTQ21.
to empower and intends to curb domestic violence - perpetuated by stereotypes and myths that are in our communities
address the imbalance of power that is perpetuated by socialism and religion hence the focus is on the root of the problem which is how women raise boy children compared to the girl child.
change the way the media portrays women (as the weaker sex)
host training and awareness campaigns in communities that will have a huge impact on how our boys treat girls and how women raise their boys
align with our constitution: government promotion of women's rights as human rights and assist with the eradication of gender-based violence in our communities by embracing diversity and not seeing women as possessions
You guys are really doing the Lord's work and it's really incredible.Anele, 947 Breakfast Club
The wonderful people at the Dis-Chem Foundation are in awe of the work LifeLine Pretoria does and they wanted to help them, so here's what they did...
Take a listen to the beautiful moment below:
According to recent findings from the SAPS, in South Africa, a woman is killed every 3 hours. In a recent speech by the President, it was said that gender-based violence is our country’s second pandemic.
This Women’s Month, Dis-Chem and 947 are out to make a difference by helping those that help others. Nominate a gender-based violence organisation of your choice below and tell us why you chose them. Dis-Chem could be sending a donation their way to keep them doing what they are doing for women.
Listen to 947 to find out if Dis-Chem will be donating to your organisation.