August 2, 2016

About us

Speedy Speed is people focused. We believe that helping our children by fighting hunger and poverty is very important to the future of our country. Further to this, helping the general community cope as well as fight depression is also very important to us in making a positive difference in people's lives as well as to the future of our country Our mission is to always make a positive difference in people’s lives especially with children from under privileged schools and people facing depression. Our goal is to get more South Africans to join us and effectively fight hunger and poverty in our country’s schools as well as assist in removing the stigmas attached to depression.  We are a registered non-profit organisation (Company Number : 2016/330503/08). Speedy Speed moves forward in making a positive difference in our country with the assistance of donations, our partners and volunteers. We also initiate several fund raising events in order to generate funds to assist in fighting our causes. In South Africa poverty is a growing concern. Hunger is a terrible feeling, more so for school going children. Without proper nutrition many children lose interest in school, thereby effectively hampering their future aspirations. At Speedy Speed we believe that by assisting schools, we can help ensure that these children stay in school and complete their studies. Besides being passionate about making this positive difference in the lives of our children, we are also very passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of our adults. Depression is a treatable medical condition. Many fail to realise that depression has a lot to do with a biological cause, however many tend to search for external factors, thinking that by finding the external factors they can get to the root of the issue. The sad reality is many people suffering from depression never seek help. Left untreated and undiagnosed the depression can get worse – lasting for many years and very possibly leading to suicide. As a society, we need to come together and help with the fight against depression. As much as there are many depression support groups, there needs to be much more. Besides having more support groups we need to tackle this medical condition from grass root level. Yes! That’s correct from a school-going  child, we need to plant the seed that it’s okay if one suffers from depression. It’s okay to seek help! It’s due to society not handling depression in the way it should be handled, it has and will continue spiraling out of control. Even in the work environment, there has been cases where employees were stigmatised after coming clean with depression. As much as the law is on the side of the employee with regards to depression, the heartache and pain that goes with admitting one’s depressive state leads most employees to resign and walk away from the unaccommodating employer. “How long is a piece of string?”  (Implying how long does the company need to wait or give the employee to recover from this depression and get back to normality) That is a question which a South African manager working in a well-known corporate company asked the employee. This question was posed to the employee about a month after the employee openly admitted to his fight against depression. For his own sanity, this employee needed to resign as working conditions became unbearable. Just thinking about this story makes one very concerned that there are probably many cases like this. South African companies need to address depression and more especially focus on training management on how to carry out themselves when dealing with employees suffering with this condition. Another area of depression is the stigma attached to men suffering from depression. Many men and society to a large extent deem it less manly to admit depression. “Men supposed to just snap out of it and move on”, is what many believe! If anyone is interested in being a part of this initiative of fighting depression and removing the stigmas attached to depression in any way whatsoever please email info@speedyspeed.co.za. This invite includes psychologists, students studying psychology or even people currently fighting depression. Life is too precious not to be treasured and cherished. We have also partnered with many local businesses and corporates in order to make a further positive impact in the lives of all involved. By supporting our partners via this website, you get great value for money at discounted pricing and you in turn assist Speedy Speed make more of a positive change. Our partners offer you a variety of products and services. So, ultimately you have many different opportunities to help and make a positive difference in the life of others as well as in your life. Click on the appropriate link above to learn more about how you can make a positive difference as well as how to get involved and partake in other planned fund raising events. Together we can make more of a positive difference! “What counts in life is not a mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead. “ – Nelson Mandela, 18 May 2002.
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