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Spread Some Christmas Cheer Earn a Smile from Prison

A TTCS Global Corporate Social Responsibility Project

Look out for the TTCS Charity


Raffle 13. 4 Lenovo tablets to be
won at the TTCS Team Building
this year!

in partnership with Prison Friends Network

Initiative Overview
This November, Twenty Third
Century Systems Global (TTCS
Global), through its growing
corporate social responsibility
programme wants to show that
it cares. Partnering with Prison
Friends Network (PFN), TTCS is
going to Spread Some Christmas
Cheer and Earn a Smile from
Prison. This is going to be done
through hosting a Fun Day with the
children in Chikurubi Female Prison
where the TTCS Global family
will visit and spend some quality
time with them. In the first unified
company-wide CSR, the staff of
TTCS Global will fundraise towards
procuring food, clothes, basic
supplies and toys for the children.
This priceless gesture from TTCS
Global extends love and care to the
children and their mothers. While
we strengthen our brand outlook
through this, we delight more in
giving back to the community and
leading as a shining example to
other companies in Zimbabwe in
showing how important it is to give
back to the community, especially
to the hardest hit sections of our
community.

Who are the children


in Prison?
In Zimbabwe, it has become
common that convicted mothers
with children under the age of five
be accompanied by their children,
who become sheltered in the
same correctional facilities. This
occurrence routes from national
challenges in providing adequate
social welfare support to children
of prison inmates. As it is, public
social welfare funds are strained
and over-burdened by massive
needs against limited funding.
Prevailing economic hardships
render relatives unable or unwilling
to help in many cases.
As a result, the children join their
mothers in prison where little or no
attention is paid to them because of
stigma. They are needy, neglected

and vulnerable. Growing up in prison


denies the children the opportunity to
live normal lives and robs them of an
untroubled early life.It is against this
background that TTCS Global looks to
contributing to spreading Christmas
cheer this festive season by showing
love and care to the children who
desperately need both.
In Zimbabwe, there are three
female prisons, namely: - Chikurubi,
Mlondolozi and Shurugwi. Notably,
female sections have been created
in all 54 male prisons around the
country, hence, children living in
prisons are found around the country.

What are the children


going through?
Systems and infrastructure in these
correctional facilities are not childcentred. Children have no choice
but to live in unfriendly conditions
characterised by poor ventilation and
overcrowding. The budget allocated
to the facilities is not enough to clothe
and feed the children adequately.
No porridge, no peanut butter, no
napkins, bathing soap, ointment,
clothes and other basic necessities.
The already poor mothers are left
to find ways to provide these, let
alone themselves, but against their
backgrounds, they are left with no
choice but to use rags as napkins and

towels. There are no luxuries such as


sweets, toys and chips and there is
no provision for playgrounds.
Statistics of Children in prison
provided by the Prison Friends
Network (PFN) show that number
of children in prisons around the
country is estimated to be around
200, broken down into two general
age-groups:
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The current* numbers for the major 3


prisons the statics are as follows:

Name of
Prison
Mlondolozi
Chikurubi
Shurugwi
Total

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5




Above 2
years

37
26
78

*NB: The statistics change as inmates


go in and go out
These innocent children are the
silent victims whose early lives are
scarred by cold concrete beds with
no blankets and little food.

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Cocktail, seeing the lucky winners
receive their nifty new gadgets (Terms
and Conditions to be published today).

Ongoing Donations
The heart of our efforts is to reach

What is TTCS Global


doing as a response
to this?
As TTCS Global we look towards
stepping in to make a difference
to the situation of the children in
prison. Even though we are unable
to change their circumstances
altogether, we have hope that the
little we can do can go a long way
in spreading love and cheer during
the coming festive season. With
that in mind, we have planned two
fun fundraising activities to raise
funds towards this cause. These
are aimed at raising $10,002.95 to
cater for the costs. (see appendices
I and II)

out to the innocent children who are


often forgotten. In this spirit therefore,
we are asked to give as much as we
can. Not only cash, but in kind. Anyone
is free to donate what they can
from cash to groceries and clothes.
Appendices I and II have the non-cash
items PRN has highlighted as needs
for the children in prisons all over the
country, including itemised pricing.
Refer to it to see if you are able to
donate anything mentioned.
New or used (but still wearable)
childrens clothes (7 years and below)
choice. As casual and as non-formal are very much welcome. Donated
as possible, as colourful as desired items can be handed over to Nyarayi
and as round-necked as the wearer #BO[JBUUIFUI'MPPSSFDFQUJPO
chooses.
For this one-of-a-kind opportunity to Call for CSR Committee 2013
go against company policy, of course,
staff will be asked to donate a fee of Members
$2.00 which shall be channelled to Even though we are close to year end,
this CSR Initiative. Those who decide we have realised an urgent need for a
to put on smart formal will be asked CSR Committee for the remainder of
to pay a fee of $3.00 for failure to join this year. This is necessitated by two
things: The first, being that this year
the fun!
is the first time TTCS Global is having
All payments will be made to the a unified CSR initiative involving all
respective
receptions
through departments and subsidiaries. This is
the receptionists on the 3rd, 6th necessitated by the second being
and 7th floors at Eastgate, and at that an active team is required to work
Karigamombe as staff log in, in the on the ground with all sections of TTCS
for a highly effective, enjoyable and
morning.
successful CSR programme.

Fundraising
Activity
2:
Fundraising Activity 1: Charity Raffle 13
Sports Jersey Friday (18th As a global company, TTCS Global
prides in embracing technology as it
October, 2013)
According to company policy,
Friday is dress-down day. Which
means, retreat to your smart casual
and look less uptight. Sports jersey
Friday is different. It breaks all the
rules on looking professional. How?
As suggested by the theme name,
on ONE special Friday, TTCS staff
will be allowed to wear a sports
jersey of any team or sport of their

Therefore, we warmly invite willing


individuals to sign up for the committee
to begin contributing to the CSR effort
immediately. Interested members
is released. Which is why, the second can email Maureen Musiyarira on
fundraising activity is going to see marketing@ttcs.co.zw by end of day
some members of the TTCS Global today.
Family walking away with 4 (four)
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Tablets. They are as shiny as they other issues covered in this brief, do
get, as sleek as ever and pumped not hesitate to, email us on
with impressive high end specs marketing@ttcs.co.zw, call or visit the
which will make you want to retire Marketing department on the 6th
your old tablet. Tickets will be sold Floor.

APPENDIX I: ITEMS REQUESTED


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Zimbabwe:
Item

Measure

Unit Cost

Units

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200

55

per napkin

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per packet

 55

 55

#BCZUPXFMT

per towel

7.00

200

 

200

#BUIJOHUPXFMT

per towel



200

200

#BCZCMBOLFUT ZFBST

per blanket 



 

200

#BCZTIPFT ZFBST

per pair

200

200

3.00



No of children

#BCZOBQLJOT

4.00

Total cost

Sub total

440.00

200.00
600.00

 

Petroleum jelly ( jet seal6x300ml)

per cartoon  30

276.00

200

#BCZUPPUICSVTIFT Y

per cartoon 





200

#BCZGPSNVMB

per box

30



5PPUIQBTUF $PMHBUFYNM

per packet

 



200

#BCZ QPSSJEHFZFBST

per packet

55



55

#VDLFUT CBUIT

per bucket



200

200

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per box

34.40

 200

Dettol (6x500mls)

per cartoon

25.00



250.00

200

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per bottle



200

338.00

200

4VHBS)VMMFUT YLH

per cartoon

20



200

Toys (dolls, cars, balls, etc)

per toy



200

200.00

200

Crayons

per packet



80

80.00

200

Coloring books

per book



80

80.00

200

1MBJO1BQFSUPESBX TIFFUT

per roll

5.00

20



200

-PMMJQPQT QLUY

per packet

3.75



37.50

200

Zap nax (50x20g)

shooters

3.85



38.50

200

Maputi (20x50g)

per packet







200

Drinks (Home Sweet Home 6x2l)

per packet

30

200

7.00
3.05

20.70

8.00

Sub total

320.00

240.00
3,345.65

CEREMONY
T-shirts

per t-shirt

7.00

70



Program Fliers

per program



60

Stand alone banner

per banner





Gift for Guest of Honor

per gift

50.00

Sub Total

770.00

Total Cost

9,594.65

50.00

60.00

The budget includes promotional materials for the day,which includes t-shirts and a banner.

APPENDIX II: Christmas Fun Day Budget


Item

Measure

Unit Cost( USD

No of units

Total cost

Rice (25kgs)

per packet





Drinks Crates

per crate

 5

Cooking Oil (5 liters)

per bottle

 



Chicken (mixed portions)

per hen

7.00

35.00

#FFG

per kg

6.00 5

30.00

Zap nax(50x20g)

per packet

3.60 2

7.20

4IPPUFST YH

per packet

2.60 

26.00

#JHHJFT4OBDLT YH

per packet

3.45



-FNPO$SFBNT YH

per box

4.00 5

-FCFOB-PPTF YH

per box



Superior Dandy Juice (6x300ml)

per carton

 7



Cabbage for Salad

per head



Salad Cream (6x365g)

per carton



Christmas Cake

per cake

50.00 

50.00

.BHHJF YH

per packet

3.50 

3.50

Tomatoes

per box

 



Onions

per box

5.00 

5.00

Eggs

per crate

5.00 

5.00

-PMMJQPQT

per packet

3.75



2
3

2.00 5


46.25

20.00

33.00



SUB TOTAL

$ 356.30

GAMES

#BMMT LJET

per ball

4.00 3



Coloring paper

per book

2.00 

Crayons

per pack

3.00 5



Sacks (Sack racing)

per sack

 5

20.00

5.00

Sub Total

52.00

Total Cost

$ 408.30

GRAND TOTAL

$ 10,002.95