Who Are We?
Kotula is a community upliftment programme that is an Evolve Executive Search CSR Initiative operating within Diakonia, a registered NGO organisation, as well as other institutions within the Soweto area in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The programme comprises of a series of projects that support and empower orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as women and the elderly residents in the community of Central Western Jabavu, Soweto, infected and affected by HIV, domestic violence and poverty.
Kotula and all of the programmes provided are solely funded by Evolve working in partnership with Diakonia Aids Ministry. To resource the necessary skills for our feeding initiatives, Kotula sources volunteers in the neighbouring communities who are then trained by the Department of Agriculture. Once a piece of land has been identified in Soweto, the soil is technically tested for farming-readiness, thereafter the land is prepared, a crop rotation system is implemented, the first seeds are planted and we begin to farm. At this point, a specific volunteer is employed by Evolve as a farmer and paid a monthly salary to take full responsibility for the management of the farm.
Responding to the direct and specific needs of this community, Kotula’s services include:
- Feeding programme
- Relief programme
- Dance academy
- Educational programme
- Empowering, enriching and enhancing women and children’s lives offering them a brighter future, by assisting with their basic daily needs
- Grow the feeding programme to 20 000 meals weekly by 2022.
- Kotula to take the dance academy overseas on tour.
- The launch of Educational, Music and Sports Academies.
- Kotula to launch a School of the Performing Arts.
- Kotula to launch Communal Farms.
- Partnership acquisition drive to scale our capacity across all programmes.
Kotula Wishes To Thank Our Collaborators
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Constantia Office Park
Gateview House A1
Cnr 14th Ave & Hendrik Potgieter Rd
Tel: +27 11 244 9740
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