As we reach the end of 2015, it is a great time to reflect on the continued miracle of transformed lives and the accumulated effect of ‘doing good’ in a sustained manner.
For me, the most rewarding aspect is to see the vast variety of people involved in the Domino story. From overseas volunteers, to mothers with spare time, graduates and professionals with real expertise in social change and corporate leaders who use their positions in business to provide finance, all come together for the common good of our society. We can only hope and pray that the influence and example we are setting as a group can continue to grow and influence both business and government.
Some of the highlights of 2015 include:
- The opening of our second abandoned babies home and the increase in adoptions
- The significant impact we were able to make during the xenophobia crisis
- On the back of this, our role in helping with the establishment and growth of ‘Durban Dialogue’ as a vehicle to improve social cohesion between foreigner and locals
- The establishment of our new Relief Kitchen and the continued significance of feeding as a whole – over 700 000 meals from just one of our kitchens this year
- The expertise of our Early Childhood Development team led to be asked to do an assessment of the ECD centres in Waterloo. This has also attracted the attention of various government departments and we look forward to a constructive working relationship. We anticipate the team working in Amaoti, Waterloo and Cornubia in 2016.
- The number of great stories of changed lives continues to be a source of hope and encouragement.
On behalf of the whole Domino team, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a restful holiday and a great 2016. Let’s not forget that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus and we are so grateful for what His birth and sacrifice means to us.