GEORGE - During their visit to George, the Greek World Pharmacist Organisation (GWPO) showed their support of a local feeding project with a donation of R38 700.
At the handover at the Thembalethu Clinic, a letter of Mandisa Dona Marashato, the South African ambassador in Greece, was read, thanking the GWPO for their support.
The feeding project was initiated three years ago by Cilla Bolton, the founder of Bolton Food for Life, and aims to provide nutritious meals to people who suffer from HIV/Aids or TB.
The tinned pap and meat, or zadza as it is called, is of a smooth consistency which makes it easy to swallow.
This is very helpful since HIV sufferers very often have sore throats. The tins are also easily opened with a flip-up lid and the content can be heated over a primus in minutes. Zadza also serves as a comfort food for people with HIV/Aids.
The GWPO is a non-profit orga-nisation consisting of volunteers who travel all over the world and Africa with donations of medical supplies and food to impoverished communities.
Possible local branch
Spyros Seremidis, chairperson of the GWPO, and his assistant Yvoni Chasioti were guests of the King George Protea Hotel during their stay in Eden.
During his visit, Seremidis mentioned that he would like to open a branch in George which could help with the provision of continued support to the community.
As a representative for GWPO in George, Cilla Bolton hopes for sponsorship from the business community of George as a corporate social investment, which would enable her to run the zadza project on a continued basis and expand through the whole George region.
Currently tins of zadza are provided to patients of the Harry Comay TB Hospital and the primary health care services of George.
For more information on their work, contact Frank Balanco on 082 929 1312.
Article: Michelle Pienaar