Activist Yusuf Abramjee says “volunteerism should become a way of life and we must all roll up our sleeves.”
He was speaking at an awards ceremony of Laudium Disaster Management on Sunday afternoon.
Abramjee said instead of just pointing fingers and complaining, “let’s find solutions and assist.”
“Active citizenry is the way to go.”
He said the communities of Centurion West used “effective engagement” in an attempt to resolve the on-going power crisis.
“If we don’t stand up, very little will change. I salute the men and women of Laudium Disaster Management for sacrificing their time and energy and helping the community.”
“From accidents to assisting during storm damage, water crisis to rescuing animals and providing assistance after shack fires, you are our heroes. I salute you,”
“You will find these volunteers doing traffic control during funerals and events, fighting fires and delivering water during shortages,” he said.
Abramjee appealed to businesses to support the NPO by providing much needed vehicles and equipment.
Abramjee and a number of volunteers and business persons received awards for their contributions.
Head of Laudium Disaster Management, Ibrahim Dockrat, said the volunteers were the unsung heroes of the community.
“Thank you for helping those in need,” he added.
Abramjee said extending the area of the organization to neighboring communities was being looked at.
Photo: From left Waasif Dawood, Head of Operations, Yusuf Abramjee and Laudium DM boss Ibraheem Dockrat.
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