South Africa’s favorite fuel brand, Engen has committed to fueling the
work of humanitarian disaster relief organization, to the tune of
R2 million annually for the next three years.
Engen’s support of the Gift of the Givers is the latest in a series of multimillion-rand
investment from the company towards humanitarian aid across South Africa in recent years.
“Given the challenging social context in South Africa, Engen is
firmly committed to investing in sustainable development initiatives that offer tangible value to the communities in which we operate,”
says Engen Chairman, Dato Sri Syed Zainal Abidin.
“And given the wide reach and incredible national relief efforts of
the Gift of the Givers’, Engen sees much value in this
the partnership” he adds.
One such occasion where Engen had previously collaborated with _Gift of
the Givers,_ was in March 2019 when the company heeded a call from the
drought-stricken Makhanda community, after the town had been without
water for much of the previous month.
“In line with our firm commitment to value-creating social
investment, and as a responsible corporate citizen, we have now
partnered with Gift of the Givers to channel disaster management aid
in the form of fuel funding,” says Engen CEO, Hassan.
Gift of the Givers quick response in the event of disasters, their
wide reach, and the fact that the organization offers humanitarian and
unconditional relief influenced Engen’s investment.
“As such, we have committed fuel worth R2 million annually for a
period of three years, with a view to extending the arrangement,” adds
Gift of the Givers founder and chairman, Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman says the
the enormous value of the fuel partnership became obvious considering that
the organization offers humanitarian relief in areas of South Africa as
diverse as KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Limpopo, and the Northern and
“Already this month we have been in Alice in the Eastern Cape
providing relief to victims of the flooding; Calvinia in the Northern
Cape where farmers and farmworkers have no resources available for
themselves or their animals; Graaff-Reinet to provide items crucial for
the survival of drought victims; and Ntinini in KwaZulu-Natal to feed
the hungry, amongst others.” said Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman
Sooliman says their convoys travel long distances across the country to
deliver relief to those South Africans most in need
“This generous commitment by Engen to assist with our fuel costs is
going to make a significant difference to the reach of our intervention
efforts. A partnership with like-minded brands such as Engen, will
enable us to strengthen our ability to make an impact to the lives of
some of the most vulnerable people across South Africa. I applaud Engen
for this commitment.”