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Tracey Foulkes, Co-Founder and CPO of WNDYR and Pattyrn
We are pleased to announce that WNDYR is partnering with the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) to combat child hunger in Cape Town, South Africa.
As WNDYR and Pattyrn’s co-founders, Claire and I have always been passionate about accelerating humans in the future of work. We understand that in order to accomplish this, grassroots education is critical. Having access to a meal brings children to school which in turn encourages learning that will impact their (and our) future. That’s why, for every new WNDYR customer, we will be sponsoring a schoolchild to receive 2 meals a day at school, for a year, through PSFA.
This nonprofit currently feeds 25,775 hungry learners across 165 education institutions. Meanwhile, our donations will go towards helping PSFA expand its feeding program to help more children and young adults in:
- Educational institutions
- Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC’s)
- Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Safe Parks
- Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) colleges
To provide more context on what children are undergoing in Cape Town, three out of four go to school hungry every day. Without the nourishment they need, these children can’t concentrate in class. They fight to retain information, and they suffer painful stomach cramps. Meanwhile, 30% of the total Cape Town population lives in poverty and with food insecurity.
Unfortunately, the symptoms of this problem don’t end here. Children who experience long-term nutrition deficits face irreversible health problems in their futures and adult lives. These health problems range across poor immune systems, frequent illness, and a greater risk of life-threatening diseases. It’s too great of a burden for children to bear, and without intervention, it’ll have serious consequences for their tomorrow.
So why is WNDYR joining this vital mission? The WNDYR team strives to be more than a professional service; it seeks to change the very way we work and contribute to a better future for all. Where the need exists, we want to help these malnourished learners get the sustenance they need to thrive in their personal, educational, and professional lives. Together, we’ll be making a difference - all thanks to you.
About WNDYR & Pattyrn
The future of work is now.
WNDYR will teach your employees how to work smarter using tools that enhance collaboration and identify unnecessary barriers. Our mission is to break the legacy behaviors before they destroy your teams’ professional productivity and personal health. Your team leaders will learn how to help themselves by accessing data-driven insights exclusively found in Pattyrn. Valuable insights that would be nearly impossible to find on your own.
Pattyrn identifies trends across multiple platforms – email, calendars, tasks, video conferencing, workflow management – and benchmark the combined results so each individual team member can learn to grow as individuals, as leaders and in comparison to their peers in the marketplace overall. We can do better together.
PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary, and special needs schools. It also works with Orphaned & Vulnerable Children Centres (OVCs), Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs), and Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETS). PSFA’s main aims are to reduce short-term hunger, enhance children’s ability to learn through school feeding, and increase school attendance. PSFA has to date provided over 1,8 billion nutritious meals to hungry school children. You can’t teach a hungry child, and that’s why 100% of all donations are directed exclusively to the actual cost of school feeding.