AFRICA Oil and Gas Week delegates put on their philanthropic hats at a colourful cocktail event in Cape Town, South Africa recently to raise money for Tumaini La Maisha, a Tanzanian registered NGO, whose vision is to reach every child in the country who suffers from cancer.
The event was hosted by Wentworth Resources plc and Wentworth Africa Foundation (the CSR arm of Wentworth Resources plc).
The event was held at the Life Grand Café in the V&A Waterfront with over 100 international oil and gas delegates attending. The fund raising campaign will run up to December this year.
“We are delighted with the turnout and the generosity of the delegates in donating to our cause. For a first-time event, we are very encouraged with the response received for this call to action,” said the president of Wentworth Africa Foundation, Barb McBean.
Wentworth Africa Foundation creates access to education and healthcare initiatives to improve the living conditions of those most in need in the southern and coastal regions of Tanzania.
Initiatives such as ‘Keep a Girl in School’, ‘Bursary Support Programme’ and ‘Libraries for Secondary Schools’ are just some of the charitable projects they fund and facilitate. Their main sponsor is Wentworth Resources plc, which produces 50 per cent of Tanzania’s natural gas to power over 30 per cent of the country’s electricity generation.
“Wentworth Resources plc are very proud of the work being done by Wentworth Africa Foundation in Tanzania and this novel idea of connecting with African and South African businesses” said CEO of Wentworth Resources plc, Katherine Roe.