We. Stronger Than Me was the theme for the 5th Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Lesedi (which means “light” in SeSotho) Awards which took place in Sandton on the 18th of November 2020. Due to Covid-19, this year’s event was also available virtually.
Every year these awards commemorate Momentum Metropolitan Holdings employees who dedicate their valuable time and resources to bring light to those who need it in their designated communities. The employees commit themselves to all forms of volunteering, from payroll giving to face-to-face and virtual volunteering, to drive positive change.
As we continue to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s awards reiterate the importance of coming together in the name of kindness and marrying individual efforts to create a groundswell of real change and help foster a spirit of community and active citizenship.
“The way our people showed up and continued to do the most to act as agents of positive change even in the most difficult circumstances was truly impressive and inspiring. This made commemorating our people, who had to get creative in how they showed care, given the unique challenges of 2020 where many South Africans were simply trying to survive, more important than ever. We are proud of the culture of volunteering they continue to champion,” said Charlene Lackay, Head of CSI for Momentum Metropolitan.
The awards were structured into seven categories, with the eighth category award goes to one of the seven winners who walks away with the grand prize (the Lesedi Spirit of Volunteerism award).
Winners, runners-up and 10 finalists are awarded prize-money to take back to the communities and projects they support, which this year will help build and restore these communities. Winners in each category receive R15 000, while first and second runners-up receive R10 000 and R7 500 respectively. Finalists each receive R5 000. The Lesedi Awards judges are also given R5 000 for the charity of their choice.
Congratulations to the following winners:
1.Elias Monare- Lesedi Individual Award
2.TSG Mentee Support- Lesedi Team Award
3. Kim Chonguica- Lesedi Volunteer Business Leader Award
4.Maliako Koatja- Lesedi International Award
5. Mildred Majadibodu- Lesedi Exceptional Volunteer Champion Award
6. Winner wishes to remain anonymous- Lesedi Most consistent Payroll giver Award
7. Susan Prinsloo- Lesedi Most Active on Forgood Award
8. Elias Monare- Lesedi Spirit of Volunteering Award