‘We Are Durban’ is a hard-working, progressive, goals-driven organisation run by volunteers harnessed mostly from the business and faith communities. Their role is to complement the work done by existing NGOs, registered welfare organisations and civic structures in adding their expertise, resources and support to existing projects and initiatives.
‘We Are Durban’ was birthed from the Olive Tree Church and is facilitated by the chairman Dave Gould, managing director Linda Morrison and directors Athi Koyana, Ross Rodger, Paul Jensen, Chester Koyana and Bevan Edgley.
“We believe that every resident and business in Durban has been given influence to bring about sustainable change in our city. If we work together we CAN work towards eliminating poverty, unemployment, and marginalisation,” says Linda Morrison.
“We believe in empowering individuals to volunteer, and in combining together to give back to the society we live in, working together to make Durban all it can be. Our aim is to release Durban’s potential to shine,” Morrison continues.
“Social justice is the belief that we can create a society that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity; one that understands and values human rights, and that recognizes the dignity of every human being. Social justice is possible. To achieve this we are always in need of skilled people who can dedicate their time to organisations or projects. If you have a skill and some time to donate, there is something in Durban that you can do. We endeavour to find existing NGOs that are already doing a fantastic job in our city and sending volunteers to them to serve and support them in any way we can,” continues Morrison.
“A project of this nature requires funding for a number of reasons. Each event we co-ordinate is always paid for by ourselves and does not require any financial output by the NGO or people who benefit. We engage in many projects that will add value to the city and or the people of the city and do not wish to place a financial burden on those involved,” Morrison explains.
Businesses, communities, civic organisations, faith groups and individuals are invited to find out more and purchase a table for the gala dinner. For a three course meal and entertainment, tables sell at R2 000 for a table of ten, or individual seats sell at R220.
For more information, or to book a table, contact Athi Koyana at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call 031 818 0374. Visit: www.wearedurban.com