Paul Saad founder of FUTURELIFE®, officially established the FUTURELIFE® Foundation Trust in October 2014. FUTURELIFE® has supported numerous charities in South Africa since 2008.
The FUTURELIFE®Foundation Trust was established as a non-for-profit organisation registered as a public benefit organisation. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance schools, vulnerable groups in society and to support projects that promote sustainable livelihoods in areas where such non-fee-paying schools exist. They provide assistance to such communities to ensure their children’s healthy development of physical, educational, and social needs broad-based community development, particularly for the benefit of children at non fee-paying.
Their factory is based near Durban, naturally most communities they serve are located in KwaZulu-Natal. They have just expanded into the Eastern Cape and are most excited to partner with Meals on Wheels Community Service to also serve children in the Northern Cape. They stated, “We are very impressed with the amount of meals MOWCS provides every year and know they are a valuable partner for our nutrition programme. We will send 1000 kg of nutritious porridge every quarter of 2016 to Kimberley for MOWCS to feed an extra 4000 kg = 80 000 nutritious meal in 2016.” Thank you Futurelife, it is greatly appreciated.
On the 9 March 2016, MOWCS NC delivered 250kg of the Futurelife porridge to Kagisho Day Care Centre in Ritchie. The children were full of smiles when they realized that the boxes contained porridge – Some didn’t want to let go of the packets after the photos were taken. The Centre manager, Kristien Bahumi, informed us that the porridge donation was a tremendous help during these times when parents were finding it hard to cope with unemployment, low wages, crime and the escalating food prices.
Statistics South Africa March 2016
Cost increase in food prices are at a staggering 9,8% which sadly contributes to a continued decline in South Africans having access to nutritious meals.