Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) today welcomed the founder of Gift of the Givers, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman at their head office in Struandale, Gqeberha. The engagement with the IMSAf team was to recement the 4-year-old partnership between Isuzu and Gift of the Givers.
Isuzu’s values are aligned with the Gift of the Givers’ to uplift the most vulnerable and marginalised communities.
Mongezi Hermans, Senior Vice President of Human Capital & Corporate Affairs at Isuzu says: “As a corporate citizen we are continuously engaging key stakeholders who share our values to uplift the communities we operate in, we pledge our continued support to Gift of the Givers. “
The support of Isuzu to Gift of the Givers includes trucks, water tankers and bakkies.
The Isuzu trucks and bakkies are currently being used for various disaster relief and humanitarian aid work across South Africa, with some dedicated exclusively to search and rescue purposes.
Dr Sooliman says he is happy about the ongoing partnership and logistical support his organisation is receiving from Isuzu: “As a Gift of the Givers, we always say, where there is work to do in improving our communities, Isuzu vehicles are up to the job. Our partnership with Isuzu enables us to continue making a difference in far-flung communities and areas that are difficult to reach”.
The strength of this partnership was recently demonstrated during the devastating floods that were experienced by the rural Port St Johns and in areas of KZN, Isuzu vehicles were able to navigate muddy roads to deliver aid to communities and to the most vulnerable.
The Isuzu and Gift of the Givers partnership will continue in the long run.