Paws for People visited East Rand Mall at the Clicks court for some fun and educational interaction with the public and exciting prizes were given away. Read more about Paws for People: Paws for People® Therapy Dogs was founded in 1997 by Lesley de Klerk. It is a South African based non-profit organisation that currently offers Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity programs in Gauteng, Free State, Natal and our sister unit in Cape Town, “Paw Pals.” Volunteer handler and dog “teams” that are carefully assessed, are seriously committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the patients, residents and children with whom they interact during the course of the various programs.
Ongoing objectives of Paws for People® are education and public awareness in the fields of:
Types of facilities we visit:
Frail Care Centres
Abused and Abandoned Children
Mentally Challenged (Children and Adults)
Physically Challenged (Children and Adults)
Children in the Court System
Primary Schools (Bite Prevention)
Nursery Schools (Bite Prevention)
Anxiety and Depression
In special cases I.C.U.
Awareness days in Shopping Malls/
Expo’s / Community Centres / Special Events
Our Mission …Is to offer Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Activity programs which bring together dogs and people in a warm, non-threatening manner, allowing them to interact positively.
Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal Assisted Activity
Paws for People® A.D.I.C.A.L. program (Reading Assistance Dogs In Classrooms and Life)
Petra Foord, East Rand Mall’s General Manager, is very excited about the redevelopment plans, and said, “I am thrilled to be a part of the new era that this iconic shopping centre is entering into. This is wonderful news for our shoppers. Naturally the construction will cause a bit of inconvenience, but the end result will be well worth it. We would like to assure our shoppers that we will do everything in our power to ensure their usual shopping habits are not compromised however we do require their understanding and patience in order for us to deliver a world class shopping experience.”
The first phase of the extension and refurbishment commenced in January 2015, and will improve just about every aspect of this well-loved mall. New stores will complement the existing retail offering, while some existing stores will be expanded. Most of the changes will be made in and around Entrance 4 and the Food Court area.
Top-quality tiling will be laid throughout the mall, bathroom facilities will be revamped and a convenient new walkway will be constructed between Pep and Incredible Connection linking the Parkade to the main walkway. Shop fronts and ceilings will be upgraded and the use of natural lighting will enhance the ambience of the mall interior.
The extension and redevelopment is estimated to be completed in the last quarter of 2016. East Rand Mall is firmly on track to offer even more choice and convenience for the residents of Boksburg.