Grindrod Limited

08/11/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/11/2023 00:11

Grindrod teams in Maputo participate in the ‘Master Chef Solidarity Soup kitchen’

MAKOBO, an NGO based in Mozambique, invited volunteers to join them in a cook-off with a difference. The #MASTER-CHEF_SOLIDARITYSOUP is designed to bring together colleagues, friends, and family members to prepare a hearty meal for those in need.

As a way of honoring Nelson Mandela's Day and celebrating his birthday, staff from Grindrod Terminals and Sturrock Grindrod Maritime in Maputo offered their cooking skills over a few days in July. A wonderful team-building experience, fostering camaraderie and togetherness while making a difference in underserved communities.

After the soup was prepared in the MAKOBO kitchen, the volunteers served dinner to the people at a dining hall known as KAYA. The SOLIDARITY SOUP provides approximately 2,700 meals daily.

It benefits approximately 16,000 people weekly, mainly the elderly and children, a total of 65,000 people per month, ensuring that these individuals have at least one decent meal daily.

MAKOBA was established in 2009 to bridge the gap between the social extremes in Mozambique through the development, management, and implementation of individual and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. MAKOBO promotes initiatives to better the living conditions and social and economic well-being of individuals and vulnerable social institutions.

SOPA SOLIDÁRIA (SOLIDARITY SOUP) is an initiative of MAKOBO, established to provide skills upliftment and economic empowerment to individuals in situations of extreme poverty. At the same time, the organisation promotes awareness of malnutrition and chronic malnutrition, and illiteracy affecting more than 20,000,000 Mozambicans. The orgainsation is focused on mobilising support to access and improve the quality of nutrition, education, and health in the country.