Cleaning Africa Services recently helped the Sandown Motor Group with their community program of giving people less fortunate a ‘helping hand’.
Mercedes-Benz Sandton and Chrysler Jeep Dodge Sandton – make up the Sandown group and Cleaning Africa runs its washbays.
Cleaning Africa was only too pleased to get involved with Sandown’s latest project: to train 12 youngsters from the Nokuthula Special School for Children in Alexandra, to become an integral part of the group’s washbay team.
These 12 young hopefuls were chosen and signed up in early December 2010. Their enthusiasm and hard work were infectious and a pleasure to witness. By month’s end, they were fully qualified and certified too.
Sandown’s HR Director, Nandi Manentsa was proud of the difference this project has made in their lives: “It has proved to be a great success and has had a much wider impact than just improving the lives of the 12 staff members,” she enthused.
She went on to say how these youths had had it tough growing up, often being the brunt of taunts and jeers. But now they are respected in their communities. They are employed full time with all the benefits that go with that. Now they can play an active part in helping to support their families and have a real purpose in life.
Cleaning Africa and it’s staff are happy to have been a part of getting these deserving and willing youngsters off to a flying start.