"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" - Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837 - 1919)
True to Ritchies quotation, Tirhani Foundation NPC's modus operandi is inspired by a philosophy that 'It is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them'. Tirhani Foundation NPC believes that interventions that promote dependency by making beneficiaries passive recipients of donor funds instead of promoting self-sufficiency do more harm than good. Accordingly, Tirhani Foundation NPC support self-sustainable developmental initiatives and programs as opposed to once-off donations and handouts.
"Inspire job creators and you breed self-reliance; breed job-seekers and you create dependency" - Tirhani Ezekial Mabunda (1963 - Date)
Tirhani Foundation NPC was founded by Tirhani Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd www.tirhaniholdings.co.za, a 100% BEE holdings and investment company with interests in diversified companies across different industries. Tirhani Group Holdings was; itself, founded by Tirhani Mabunda, a serial entrepeneur, self-made businessman, academic and administrator. While financial prosperity is a key determinant of Tirhani Group Holdings' success, socio-economis impact is a key driver; particularly job creation, poverty alleviation and reduction of inequality. Accordingly, Tirhani Foundation NPC has been established to fulfill Tirhani Group Holdings' articulated objectives for socio-economic impact and other charitable and philanthropic initiatives.