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ICD Property takes part in YGAP's Polished Man

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14th November 2016

The men at ICD Property painted one of their fingernails as part of YGAP’s Polished Man campaign, which aims to increase awareness, prevention and protection of physical and/or sexual violence against children.

ICD Property raised more than $6,000 for YGAP through its corporate charitable partner the MAI Foundation – the fifth highest donation from a team!

MAI Foundation is supported by an Advisory Board of MAI Capital and ICD Property staff bringing together a passion for the community, extensive not-for-profit sector knowledge, connections with the youth sector and entrepreneurial flair.

YGAP is a not-for-profit entrepreneurial organisation that specialises in working with charities in Australia, Kenya, and South Africa, and running social media campaigns to raise awareness and drive support for these organisations.

Several ICD Property team members took part in the Polished Man project, which challenges men to paint one nail during October to raise awareness and funds to support the one in five children who have suffered or are at risk of suffering violence globally.

ICD Property had the pleasure of welcoming Lebogang Bogopan, one of the beneficiaries of Polished Man project, and Patrick O’Callaghan, YGAP Partnerships Manager, into the office to talk to the staff about the initiative.

As a survivor of childhood trauma and abuse, Lebogang formed the Mothotlung Network in 2007. The organisation is passionately committed to helping to end domestic and gender-based violence in the North West Province of South Africa and received funding from the 2015 Polished Man campaign that allowed them to provide support for over 5000 children.

According to Deputy Managing Director of ICD Property, Matthew Khoo, the company plans to continue supporting the Polished Man project in the future.

“We would like to thank Lebogang and Patrick for speaking to the ICD Property team about the Polished Man campaign. They were able to show us how the funds are used to support the young victims of physical and sexual abuse in areas such as South Africa’s North West Province. Our team was truly inspired by Lebogang and we look forward to continuing our support for YGAP next year. ” said Mr. Khoo.

For further information about YGAP’s Polished Man project visit http://www.ygap.com.au/polished-man/. To learn more about Lebogang Bogopan and the Mothotlung Network check out this video.

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