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MANDELA DAY ’19: ON-SITE CHALLENGE – LEARN TO READ

 

 

 

 

 

What’s the 4-1-1 on the LEARN TO READ Challenge:

CHALLENGE DETAILS:

CONTEXT:

With low literacy rates plaguing our education system, resulting in South African students remaining on the back-foot all through their schooling careers, Domino has launched a LITERACY PROGRAMME to assist schools teach high-quality English, Reading for comprehension and Phonetic word-building.

YOUR TASK:

Repetition, ‘drill sessions’ and continuous reading solidifies concepts, expands language vocabulary and builds confidence in students. You will spend your 67 minutes with 5 students, group-teaching one of our literacy lessons. Your lesson plan will include activities such as letter cards, word building and group reading.

ACTIVITY ADMIN

TIME:

As this challenge will take place during the school day, teams will need about 2 hours to complete the task. A shuttle will run from the Domino Offices in Durban North to one of our schools where teams will conduct their literacy group-teaching lesson for 60 min. A shuttle will then bring the team back to our offices once complete. The return trip, lesson prep and literacy activity should be complete within 2 hours.

TRANSPORT:

Teams are required to provide their own transport to and from The Domino Offices at 37 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North. The shuttles will leave Domino offices at 08h30 sharp and return at 10h30.

TICKETS:

The cost to participate in our Mandela Day LEARN TO READ challenge will be R160-00 per person. This R160 covers;

  1. The production of the literacy resources, student workbooks and materials for classroom lessons
  2. A R25-00 per book production cost to donate an audio book to the school library.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

– Confirm your participation by contacting Lisa via email admin@domino.org.za or calling 031 563 9605. You will be sent a confirmation letter with further instructions and necessary details.

– Get your team together and prep them on the task at hand! Lesson plans and explanation videos will be sent with your starter pack!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Doyle (admin@domino.org.za).

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MANDELA DAY ’19: OFF-SITE CHALLENGE – RELIEF AID HAMPERS

 

 

 

 

 

What’s the 4-1-1 on the RELIEF AID HAMPER Challenge:

CHALLENGE DETAILS:

CONTEXT:

The Domino Foundation works with a number of families and households that live below the poverty line of R534 per month. On top of this abject poverty, often these families are further impoverished due to crisis and disasters beyond their control (Flooding, shack fires, death of a breadwinner etc.). Domino works with these families to ensure long-term support and opportunities for education are realised, allowing a family to break the cycle of poverty. But during this process, immediate and crisis relief aid is necessary while the long-term strategy is outworked.

 

YOUR TASK:

Run collection drives, encourage your suppliers and partners to give and gather as many items from our RELIEF AID HAMPERS as possible so you and your team can sort and pack much needed Relief Aid hampers at your office on Mandela Day.

ACTIVITY ADMIN

TIME:

As this challenge will take place at your offices, you can choose when the best moment will be to set aside 67 minutes for your team to collectively sort, pack and deliver relief aid hampers to Domino before 2pm.

COST:

Purchase your RELIEF AID STARTER PACK for R670.00 (Includes Instruction card, 5 buckets, Item list and other required items to complete the challenge!).

 

SUGGESTED OUTWORKING:

  1. Assign 1 staff member to co-ordinate the Mandela Day drive.
  2. Send emails to suppliers, partners, clients and staff to encourage support.
  3. Designate a drop-off point in the office, visible to customers, where individuals can place donated items.
  4. Set aside an area on Mandela Day for the team to sort and pack hampers.
  5. Co-ordinator takes photos and videos of the team packing, uses the supplied Instagram frame and posts images on companies Social Media platforms.
  6. Co-ordinator arranges for packed hampers to be delivered and drop off at The Domino Foundation Babies Home by 2pm on Thursday 18 July.

 

Alternatively;

  1. Assign 1 staff member to co-ordinate the Mandela Day drive
  2. Collect money for all the corresponding items you are needing

to purchase to fill your number of hampers. (ie. 5 x each item etc.)

  1. Co-Ordinator purchases items in preparation for Mandela Day.
  2. Follow steps 4 – 6 above.

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

– Confirm your participation by contacting Lisa via email

 admin@domino.org.za or calling 031 563 9605. You will be sent a

confirmation letter with further instructions and necessary details.

 

– Start spreading the word and gathering the necessary items

you need to fill your hampers! The more items the more

Relief Aid hampers you can fill!

 

If you have any questions, please contact

Lisa Doyle (admin@domino.org.za).

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#KZNFloods

By now I’m sure you are all well aware that 10 days ago heavy rains swept through the greater Durban area leaving a trail of flood-related destruction across our municipality. Areas such as Chatsworth, Clermont, Umlazi, KwaMashu and Amanzimtoti were severely impacted, resulting in the loss of lives, homes, buildings and the displacement of a number families.

The Domino Foundation have already mobilised a number of resources and donations to assist those impacted and we have now partnered with the city’s Disaster Management and Emergency Committee (DMEC) to provide additional capacity and assistance with the co-ordinated, ongoing effort to provide relief.

We are still in the RESPONSE PHASE of disaster management and although search and rescue and the first response teams have already concluded the initial assessments and support, FOOD SECURITY & HEALTH are next on the disaster triage system. Displaced families are currently being housed in community centres and halls while they begin to re-build their lives.

The Domino Foundation have committed to provide humanitarian assistance to 500 families for 1 month through the provision of;

1. Emergency Food Hampers and
2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) packs


Each hamper will feed a family of 5 for a period of 14 days, where a second hamper will be distributed. During this period, the DMEC will co-ordinate the re-integration process of individuals and families back into their communities.

The Domino Foundation have again partnered with JAM SA who will provide a 25KG bag of nutritious porridge mix and an additional bag of soup mix to compliment the Relief Aid Hampers.

We are calling on YOU, the Domino community, to collect and drop-off the needed items to make up these hampers or alternatively, purchase the Relief Aid hampers online and we will gather all items needed. Full or part hampers are most welcome and items can be dropped off at our office at Anthem Church, 37 Mackeurtan Avenue, Durban North.

If you would like to make an EFT donation, please use the following details:
BANK: FNB
BRANCH CODE: 220426
ACCOUNT NAME: The Domino Foundation
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62070191962
SWIFT NUMBER: FIRNZAJJ
REFERENCE: Relief_(yourname)


Finally, thanks again for uniting together and giving Domino the privilege of acting on your behalf to provide assistance during this disaster.

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Tour Durban Volunteering: Water Table Shift 2

Thank you for Volunteering at the Domino Water Table on Sunday 29 April!

We are so excited to have you join us and take part in the Domino Effect of Changing lives, Changing Communities.

Dress code: Anything comfortable, we will provide Domino shirts, if available.

Parking: The on- and off- ramps will be available for parking, and can be used as a drop off/pick up zone. Since the M4 will be closed on Sunday for the race, you will need to take alternative routes to reach the water table. We are situated at the off-ramp immediately after the Grace Family Church/ Umhlanga Rocks ramp (By Atholton School).

MAPS ARE BELOW AND ILLUSTRATE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES AND POSITION OF OUR WATER TABLES!

 Please remember that the M4 will be closed on Sunday so you need to take alternative routes to reach the water tables! When you arrive at your shift on Sunday there will be a team leader (Cathy Whittle) there to guide you in your activities.

SUNDAY 28 APRIL:

Activities: 2nd Shift 09h30 – 13h00

This will be a ‘packing-down’ shift. After handing out drinks to cyclists, activities include packing down tables, banners, dustbins and other items from the day’s work.

Thank you again and see you all on Sunday! If you have any questions, contact Lebo Nkosi at volunteer@domino.org.za or on 063 112 0293.

SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!

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Tour Durban Volunteer: Water Table Shift 1

Thank you for Volunteering at the Domino Water Table on Sunday 29 April!

We are so excited to have you join us and take part in the Domino Effect of Changing lives, Changing Communities.

Dress code: Anything comfortable, we will provide Domino shirts, if available.

Parking: The on- and off- ramps will be available for parking, and can be used as a drop off/pick up zone. Since the M4 will be closed on Sunday for the race, you will need to take alternative routes to reach the water table. We are situated at the off-ramp immediately after the Grace Family Church/ Umhlanga Rocks ramp (By Atholton School).

MAPS ARE BELOW AND ILLUSTRATE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES AND POSITION OF OUR WATER TABLES!

 Please remember that the M4 will be closed on Sunday so you need to take alternative routes to reach the water tables! When you arrive at your shift on Sunday there will be a team leader (Cathy Whittle) there to guide you in your activities.

Check in with: Lebo Nkosi 063 112 0293 / Cathy Whittle 084 442 3600

SUNDAY 28 APRIL:

Activities: 1st Shift 06h30 – 10h00

This will be a ‘setting-up’ shift. Activities include setting up tables, Gazebo’s, preparing snacks (bananas and sweets) and drinks (cups, water and coke) and handing out refreshments to the cyclists.

Thank you again and see you all on Sunday! If you have any questions, contact Lebo Nkosi at volunteer@domino.org.za or on 063 112 0293.

SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!

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Tour Durban Volunteering: Registration Saturday PM

Thank you for Volunteering at the REGISTRATION for the aQuelle Tour Durban Cycle Race which benefits The Domino Foundation this weekend!

We are so excited to have you join us and take part in the Domino Effect of Changing lives, Changing Communities.

Dress code: Anything comfortable, we will provide Domino shirts, if available.

Parking: Registration takes place inside the CycleLab Megastore based at the new Cornubia mall behind Gateway Theatre of Shopping in uMhlanga/Mt Edgecombe. Parking is free (you will collect a ticket from the boom and simply insert it again when leaving). As you enter the Cornubia circle, turn right towards the ‘Red Zone’ and you will see CYCLE LAB on your right. There will be Tour Durban Registration signs directing you along the way.

Check in with: Lebo Nkosi on 063 112 0293. She will meet you in the coffee area which is directly on your left as you enter the CYCLE LAB store.

SATURDAY 27 APRIL:

Activities: 2nd Shift 13h00 – 17h00

This will entail greeting cyclists, assisting with handing out race numbers and merchandise for each entrant.

Thank you again and see you all on Saturday! If you have any questions, contact Lebo Nkosi on 0631120293 or email volunteer@domino.org.za

SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!

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Tour Durban Volunteering: Registration Sat AM

Thank you for Volunteering at the REGISTRATION for the aQuelle Tour Durban Cycle Race which benefits The Domino Foundation this weekend!

We are so excited to have you join us and take part in the Domino Effect of Changing lives, Changing Communities.

Dress code: Anything comfortable, we will provide Domino shirts, if available.

Parking: Registration takes place inside the CycleLab Megastore based at the new Cornubia mall behind Gateway Theatre of Shopping in uMhlanga/Mt Edgecombe. Parking is free (you will collect a ticket from the boom and simply insert it again when leaving). As you enter the Cornubia circle, turn right towards the ‘Red Zone’ and you will see CYCLE LAB on your right. There will be Tour Durban Registration signs directing you along the way.

Check in with: Lebo Nkosi on 063 112 0293. She will meet you in the coffee area which is directly on your left as you enter the CYCLE LAB store.

SATURDAY 27 APRIL:

Activities: 1st Shift 09h00 – 13h30

This will entail greeting cyclists, assisting with handing out race numbers and merchandise for each entrant.

Thank you again and see you all on Saturday! If you have any questions, contact Lebo Nkosi at volunteer@domino.org.za or on 063 112 0293.

SEE YOU ON SATURDAY!

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Tour Durban Volunteering: Registration Friday PM

Thank you for Volunteering at the REGISTRATION for the aQuelle Tour Durban Cycle Race which benefits The Domino Foundation this weekend!

We are so excited to have you join us and take part in the Domino Effect of Changing lives, Changing Communities.

Dress code: Anything comfortable, we will provide Domino shirts, if available.

Parking: Registration takes place inside the CycleLab Megastore based at the new Cornubia mall behind Gateway Theatre of Shopping in uMhlanga/Mt Edgecombe. Parking is free (you will collect a ticket from the boom and simply insert it again when leaving). As you enter the Cornubia circle, turn right towards the ‘Red Zone’ and you will see CYCLE LAB on your right. There will be Tour Durban Registration signs directing you along the way.

Check in with: Lebo Nkosi on 063 112 0293. She will meet you in the coffee area which is diretly on your left as you enter the CYCLE LAB store.

FRIDAY 26 APRIL:

Activities: 2nd Shift 13h30 – 18h00

This will entail greeting cyclists, assisting with handing out race numbers and merchandise for each entrant.

Thank you again and see you all on Friday! If you have any questions, contact Lebo Nkosi at volunteer@domino.org.za or on 063 112 0293.

SEE YOU ON FRIDAY!

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TOUR DURBAN Volunteering: Registration Friday AM

Thank you for Volunteering at the REGISTRATION for the aQuelle Tour Durban Cycle Race which benefits The Domino Foundation this weekend!

We are so excited to have you join us and take part in the Domino Effect of Changing lives, Changing Communities.

Dress code: Anything comfortable, we will provide Domino shirts, if available.

Parking: Registration takes place inside the CycleLab Megastore based at the new Cornubia mall behind Gateway Theatre of Shopping in uMhlanga/Mt Edgecombe. Parking is free (the booms will magically open for you when you enter and leave!). As you enter the Cornubia circle, turn right towards the ‘Red Zone’ and you will see CYCLE LAB on your right. There will be Tour Durban Registration signs directing you along the way.

Check in with: Lebo Nkosi 063 112 0293. She will meet you in the coffee area which is directly on your left as you enter the CYCLE LAB Store.

FRIDAY 26 APRIL:

Activities: 1st Shift 09h00 – 14h00

This will entail greeting cyclists, assisting with handing out race numbers and merchandise for each entrant.

Thank you again for volunteering and helping make this year’s event a success! If you have any questions, contact Lebo Nkosi at volunteer@domino.org.za or on 063 112 0293.

SEE YOU ON FRIDAY!

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Fight The Plight – Our target is in sight!

“Do what is right, seek justice, defend the oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless, and plead the case of the widow” – Isaiah 1:17

WE ARE ALMOST AT OUR TARGET!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

We have been blown away by your generosity and the amazing responses we have received from individuals and companies who have supported us and stood with us as we Fight The Plight this festive season!

We are just 490 people away, or R245 000 away, from reaching our target! Let’s keep going and spreading the word to reach our goal of 2000 people, giving a once-off donation of R500 to impact 12 000 lives by 31 December 2018! (Today!)


The Domino Foundation exists to see South African’s living with dignity, justice, hope and purpose by supporting thousands of individuals to change the trajectory of their life from brokenness and poverty to a redeemed future of hope.

To expand our impact and to continue our work, our goal is have 2000 people give R500 once-off by 31 December 2018.

If you would like to join us and ‘Fight The Plight‘, select your preferred donation option below. All donations are tax deductible and a Section 18A tax receipt will be provided which means that a portion of your donation can be claimed back from the taxman when submitting your tax. (Email us your proof of payment so we can send you your certificate & B-BBEE Documentation!)

Once you have contributed, please share this email with your networks, colleagues, family and friends and let’s get to our target of 2000 supporters this festive season.


EFT DONATION:
BANK: FNB
BRANCH CODE: 220426
ACCOUNT NAME: The Domino Foundation
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62070191962
SWIFT NUMBER: FIRNZAJJ
REFERENCE: FTP(yourname)

ZAPPER DONATION:
Scan the QR code alongside and make a donation via Zapper to The Domino Foundation.

CREDIT CARD / ONLINE  DONATION:
Make an online donation with your Credit Card by following the link here.

(You will be directed to our secure, online store where you can make a donation online)

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