Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently, specifically through education and skills development. With this in mind, Paarl Coldset Johannesburg, which forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings, has invested R 70 000 in the Community Crisis Centre in Reiger Park, Gauteng. This investment will contribute towards the You Only Live Once (YOLO) project, which aims to thoroughly educate young people, aged 15-24 years old, about HIV/AIDS and how to avoid risky sexual behaviour.
“The YOLO project is not just about doing talks at schools. The project aims to reach 126 individuals by building relationships with them over a period of time, ensuring that they really understand how HIV/AIDS spreads, how they can prevent being infected and how they can help raise awareness amongst their friends too. We are honoured to be a part of this initiative,” says Johnathan Rose, General Manager at Paarl Coldset Johannesburg.