Social and Community Responsibility
Cosren is a proud regular and annual supporter/ sponsor of the following non-profit BBBEE organisations and charities:
NSRI (NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE)
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a non-profit organisation that saves lives on South African waters. The NSRI responds 24/7/365, including attending to drownings and responding to seamen distress calls at sea. The NSRI also teaches disadvantaged children about basic water safety through proactive educational initiatives provided by the WaterWise Academy. The NSRI is run by over 900 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year. Donations and sponsorships cover their annual running costs to run their operations. The NSRI has 31 bases around the SA coast; 4 are on inland dams, a fleet of 90 rescue craft, 28 rescue vehicles, 10 quad bikes and 10 tractors. The NSRI also has access to a range of helicopters and has a good working relationship with other emergency services. Through team effort the NSRI is able to save lives.
For more information visit www.nsri.org.za/
QUADPARA ASSOCIATION OF KWA-ZULU NATAL
The QuadPara Association of KZN is an autonomous Non-Profit Organisation and a Public Benefit Organisation that has been developing since 1993. It is responsible for all its own development, project, and administrative funding. The organisation’s aims to deliver life changing services to persons with severe mobility impairments in KwaZulu-Natal, by delivering projects. Quadriplegics are one of the most vulnerable groups within the disability sector. Those who are discharged to rural communities without any support or guidance structures have little chance of surviving the first year – the only dreams available are often nightmares of pain, isolation, poverty, abuse, and death. The Associations’ outreach, Rural Development, and Rural Capacity Building Programs offer a hand of hope and independence to those who so desperately need it.
For more information visit www.qak.org.za/
ISSY GESHEN LAMONT HOME FOR THE AGED
The Issy Geshen Lamont Home exists for the provision of frail-care and nursing-care to elderly people who receive a government pension. The Home is situated in Lamontville, 15kms south of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Following Mr Geshen’s death in 1979, the committee of the Home resolved to rename the Home in honour of the man who inspired its creation and worked so diligently for its support. In 1980, the Home was registered as an old age facility, in order to qualify for a government subsidy and free medication, and to acquire the services of a State doctor. During 1996, the Home began offering frail care facilities to cater for frail residents. The nursing staff has since expanded to support the additional responsibilities. The Home is made up of a central building offering 27 bedrooms, ample frail care-friendly toilets, bathrooms and showers, a central kitchen and dining room, a TV/recreational lounge, a frail care ward, nurses’ station, matron’s office, the occupational therapist’s office and the administrator’s office. In addition, they have a laundry and a separate tuck shop. The Home also has a surgery for the State doctor who visits us on a weekly basis.
For more information visit www.issygeshen.co.za/