As part of its Arbor Day celebrations, Bidvest company, Konica Minolta South Africa supplied vegetable seedlings to disadvantaged schools and community projects in the Johannesburg area.
According to Laetitia Coetzer, special projects manager at Konica Minolta South Africa, the company as well as head office and Johannesburg branch staff sponsored more than 1,850 vegetable seedlings to schools and charities with feeding schemes, helping these become more self-sustainable. “We visited our beneficiaries just a month after planting and the seedlings have flourished. It is inspiring to see how excited the children are in nurturing these plants and at the same time help to nourish a community,” she says.
Recipients of the seedlings were Toekomsrus Primary School (Randfontein), Sparrow Ministries (Roodepoort), Project Feed the Children (Cloverdene Community), Martha’s Garden (Diepsloot) and Tsepang Orphanage for Vulnerable Children (Princess Settlement in Roodepoort).