In 1992, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman founded the life-changing non-governmental organisation Gift of the Givers. As the years have gone by, he has helped build the charitable foundation into a raging success that sees many African people getting the help they need.
Many South Africans have since shared praises with Dr Sooliman whom they have proclaimed is “president material”.
Social Justice Champion: Sooliman honoured for Gift of the Givers foundation
Sooliman was named the Social Justice Champion of 2021 at a virtual Social Justice Summit and International Conference that was held from 11 to 12 October of this year.
The conference was set up three years ago with the main purpose of highlighting the social justice state of South Africa. The conference focuses on economic equality, the impact of COVID-19 responses as well as the impact of economic inequality.
The news was shared on Twitter by the Social Justice Chair:
“A huge congratulations to Dr Imtiaz Sooliman for being crowned the Social Justice Champion of the year 2021.
Dr Imtiaz Sooliman was born in Potchefstroom and he qualified as a medical doctor at the then University of Natal Medical School in 1984.”
Mzansi is overwhelmed with inspiration and gratitude
The post was well-received by South Africans who wasted no time singing Dr Sooliman’s praises. Some of them even wrote that he would make a stellar president while others simply congratulated him on the noteworthy achievement:
“He doesn’t need an introduction to the world of poverty&assisting the desperate, he needs an introduction to politics he has done his campaigning over&over again the country is ready to follow and vote for him should he decide it’s time for a new chapter.”
“Well deserved! Why can’t #GiftofTheGivers run as a political party with Dr Sooliman as their Pres? They’d win hands down!”
Gift of the Givers: A little help goes a long way
On 22 September this year, IOL reported how the Give of the Givers donated more than R2 million in medical aid to the community of Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape who are struggling with a drought.
According to the article, the foundation also donated over 400 food parcels and hygiene packs to farmers and farmworkers in the area.
Dr Sooliman shared that they would be going forward with plans to drill boreholes into the ground as a source of water for the community.