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A garden of opportunity in Soweto

In South Africa, a Givaudan Green Team has built a garden in a shelter in Soweto to provide a sustainable source of food and learning opportunities for the children who live there.

As part of its charitable and giving commitments, Green Team South Africa has adopted the Carl Sithole Children’s Home, in Soweto. The Home is a shelter for children aged 2-18 who are either orphaned, abandoned or have suffered abuse. Some of the children living there are HIV positive.

Givaudan and our employees donate food parcels and clothing to the Home on a yearly basis, in line with our corporate theme of Nutrition. The Green Team has now established a vegetable garden at the home in order to feed the children on an on-going and sustainable basis. The garden provides the children with fresh ingredients for nutritious meals, and a wealth of opportunities for learning.

By forming local Green Teams, Givaudan employees can give back to the areas where they work in a way that transcends business relationships.