For the second year running, we took a stand at the Durban Business Fair and this year proved to be an exciting three days. We are Durban has access to so many incredible projects and organisations that are in desperate need of either financial aid, time or input from corporates and small businesses and this was the perfect opportunity to try bridge that gap.
We had a competition running for the three days where companies could fill in a brief questionnaire in order to go into the draw to win a free teambuilding CSI project. Strathmore won the day with us, and are planning to take up their prize in the form of a veggie garden programme in January 2014. We tried to encourage the decision makers within companies to get more involved in some sort of social upliftment whether through contributing financially or by bringing their staff to come and help out for a day. We managed to get exposure for our organization as well as many others, to hundreds of companies over the three day period.
Hillcrest Aids Centre kindly lent us their beautiful beadwork to decorate our stand in line with our corporate identity. We also used videos and photographs of our events and projects to highlight the types of endeavors we are involved in. A couple of students and volunteers came through to man the stand with the We are Durban staff and board members and all in all it was a great opportunity to network and gain exposure for our organisation as a whole.