Foreign assistance for local charities

From left, entertainer Loukmaan Adams, Zainuniesa Waggie of the Soffiyah Feeding Scheme, Jacob Agam and author Yusuf Daniels.

The Vertical Group from Malta, represented by their chief executive officer, Jacob Agam, donated R50 000 each to two city charities, the Soffiyah Feeding Scheme from Kewtown and the Mitchell’s Plain NGO, Lace Up for Change, at an event in Gardens on Monday.

Mr Agam was introduced to the charities by Kenwyn author Yusuf Daniels after a book-signing of his best-selling book, Living Coloured.

“We are all part of the social fabric and we need to create a balance between maximisation of resources and the distribution of it,” said Mr Agam.

Mr Daniels, who has been been approached by the Western Cape Education Department to do motivational talks at schools, said highlighting charitable causes on his social media pages has led to numerous individuals and companies contributing to various NGOs in underprivileged areas.

Entertainer Loukmaan Adams, Jacob Agam, Faizel Jacobs and Irafaan Abrahams, both from Lace Up for Change, and author Yusuf Daniels at the handover in Gardens.