The Soweto Retired Professionals Society (SRPS) was founded in 1986 by retired nurses from Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, initially as a post-retirement social contact platform. The group, because of their recognised leadership and collective expertise, was soon called upon to facilitate service to local and other communities. Thus began the blossoming patriotic philanthropic service.
Having given so much of their time and expertise in research and crisis situations, the SRPS developed a very clear understanding of the needs and circumstances of the communities in and around Johannesburg, particularly in Soweto. Therefore, in 2002, the SRPS was registered as a non-profit organisation, and, using their own collective membership subscriptions (and other income) as starting capital, the group opened their first community needed project, Footprints Hospice on 4 August 2004. That same year, the group became actively involved in community service and development projects by providing mentorship to over 100 NGOs in the health sector at the request of the Gauteng Department of Health. Since opening Footprints Hospice, the SRPS has developed a holistic programme to healing the communities they serve.
Funds for Various Projects