Throughout SA’s lockdown, MIET AFRICA has supported its employees with various initiatives to ease and mitigate the negative affects the pandemic has placed on its staff, its projects, and its project beneficiaries. We are pleased that projects which reach the most vulnerable continue uninterrupted. Allowing those staff who can, to work from home, regular project and staff meetings, and the introduction of a sophisticated digital platform to integrate all administration, procurement and project workflow, MIET AFRICA is still hard at work fulfilling our purpose – to improve the lives of children and youth.
Despite all the assistance, MIET AFRICA EXCO recognize that these are trying times for staff but with messages such as these from EXCO, we know we are being heard and supported.
An excerpt from a message from MIET AFRICA’s EXCO to all MIET AFRICA staff:
Dear MIET AFRICANS,
This is indeed a very challenging time for each and every South African and we as EXCO would just like to thank each and every one of you for your courage and commitment to the work that MIET AFRICA does. We would like to recognize in particular our frontline employees (field and clinical workers). Your commitment and your discipline are critical at this time to maintain the continuity of our projects. It is our priority to support you.
In recognition of these unusual working conditions, EXCO has decided to grant each staff member a once-off ‘Wellness Leave Day’. A challenging moment like this is the time to live family values. We are proud and inspired by the way our organisation has risen to this unprecedented challenge – with flexibility, resilience, courage – and a caring heart.
Thank you for your enormous contributions.
-MIET AFRICA EXCO