The Bongi Ngema-Zuma (BNZ) Foundation in partnership with Africa Chinese Women Association hosted a High Tea for the Aged at the Hong Ning Chinese Aged Home in Jeppes Town, Johannesburg.
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, the Consulate for the People’s Republic of China in Johannesburg as well as the All Africa Association for Peaceful Reunification of China also joined in to embrace this event which was attended by approximately 80 people.
Madam Dr. Bongi Ngema-Zuma and the BNZ team led the pack in screening for Diabetes after Madam’s health education.
Senior citizens aged between 60 to 108 years were spoilt with warm blankets, toiletries, pyjamas, scarves and gloves by the BNZ Foundation while the ACWA and other associations made cash donations in excess of R100 000.
For the BNZ Foundation this was an opportunity to give back to the Chinese community which has supported the foundation’s vision since inception. Taking care of the aged regardless of color or creed is not only everybody’s responsibility but, fits in with the foundation’s third strategic pillar which is:
-Empowerment and development of vulnerable communities including women, children and the aged.
-Diabetes screening is a fundamental step in ensuring the the realization of our vision which is: To see a South Africa where diabetes ceases to be a killer due to lack of awareness.
Madam Zuma thanked all of the participants who made the day to be a success and to celebrants she wished them health and strength.