Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons

Pink Seat by psd on flickrOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You need to get yourself a nifty pink ribbon to show your support, but who sells these mysterious ribbons?

If you are in South Africa, your search for beautiful pink ribbons is over.

Equip makes beaded goods at their Diepsloot project, including these elusive breast cancer awareness ribbons .

The ribbons on sale by Equip are beaded pink ribbons with safety pins, made by unemployed women in Diepsloot.

They sell for R15 each, and R3 goes directly to CANSA for every ribbon sold.

But don’t just buy one for yourself, get your company involved too. Cover the world in these outstanding pink ribbons!

Image credit: psd on flickr

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Equip — Skills for Living

Equip Skills for Living LogoAngie’s charity has gone through a re-branding process and is now known as Equip.

This happened a while ago, but I was waiting for their webpage to go live before announcing it here.

Where many charities aim at educating children, Equip focuses on those who fell through the Bantu-education cracks when they were young. The philosophy is that adults who are better educated, and value education, will inspire these virtues in their children. An education will then change, not only their own lives, but shape the future lives of their children.

To this goal, Equip provides Adult Basic Education and Training to Matric level, via night schools. They also offer other courses including computer literacy, cashier training for point-of-sale machines, dressmaking and crafting skills, English literacy and financial literacy. Where possible, they also try to get people who successfully complete courses employed.

As with all charities, Equip needs donations to keep up the good work helping those in need. Contact Equip, and loosen those purse-strings!

On a technical note, the menus in the sidebar don’t render correctly in Firefox on Linux. When I complained, the developers showed me that Firefox for Windows doesn’t suffer these mysterious problems. Ah well. Linux and it’s 0.00000005% market-share will just have to suck it up