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Doing good, giving back - 13 November - The Capetowner

Chantel Erfort

Left: Founders of the Adonis Musati Project, Gayle McWalter and Gahlia Brogneri received the Inyathelo Award for Social Justice Philanthropy. Right: Lyndon Barends, of the DAD Foundation received the award for philanthropy in education. Below. Jan and Anne-Marie Kaars Sijpesteijn are pictured with one of their charges, Bevan Solomon. Five Cape Town philanthropists, associated with three local projects, were acknowledged at the Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards Ceremony, hosted at the Zip Zap Dome in the city last week.

In total, 12 philanthropists received awards at the event on Thursday November 6. The Cape Town-based projects which were awarded are the Observatory-based Adonis Musati Project, started by Gayle McWalter and Gahlia Brogneri, which received the award for social justice philanthropy; the HELP (Homework Enrichment Life Skills Programme) in Muizenberg, run by Anne-Marie and Jan KaarsSijpesteijn, received the award for support in education; and the DAD Fund, started by Lyndon Barends who grew up in Crossroads, received the award for philanthropy in education.

Inyathelo executive director Shelagh Gastrow said all of the recipients had demonstrated initiative and leadership, using their personal funds in a strategic way to make a difference.

"Philanthropy is dependent on the interest, passion, commitment, generosity and foresight of individuals like those we have honoured. Our awards seek to inspire others to give by recognising the incredible role models among us."