Caption: Ghairunisa Johnstone (middle) walked away with the highly esteemed ‘Community Builder of the Year Award’ at the annual BBQ Awards for her role as founder and director at Mustadafin Foundation. The ceremony, which took place last Friday (30 October 2015) at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg acknowledges outstanding individuals and organisations.

Ghairunisa Johnstone, winner of the Community Builder of the Year Award has faithfully served the Cape Town community. “At Mustadafin Foundation we inspire people to reach self-efficiency, self-reliance and independence. We are very proud of this award, as it represents exactly what we are aiming for – to build, uplift and grow the communities we operate in,” says Johnstone.

The Western Cape non-profit organisation initially started as a disaster relief organisation in 1986. They now also support 23 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres and feed 15 000 people per day. The Foundation also runs various programmes such as youth interventions, skills development, health care programmes and adult literacy programmes.

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