We believe that the most effective way to promote sustainable access to the economy is through education. That’s why most of our efforts are focused on educational and skills development initiatives in previously disadvantaged communities.
Intyatyambo Community Project
We have supported the Intyatyambo Community Project since 2013. This educare centre based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, provides a safe environment for up to 150 vulnerable children – from two months to six years old, to learn, play and develop. What started as a tiny tin shed on the side of the road in 2006 has grown into a respected social project registered with the Department of Social Development. It employs and trains local community members to provide high quality educare, and provides each child with three meals a day.
We also make financial donations to the following initiatives:
The ASISA Foundation is a non-profit initiative of the savings and investment industry who, since inception in 2013, aim to deliver effective and objective financial literacy and micro-enterprise development programmes to South Africa’s most vulnerable groups.
ASISA’s Enterprise and Development Fund provides uniquely tailored business acceleration and developmental support to SME enterprises and suppliers to facilitate growth. Supplier development programmes enable funders to strategically build enterprises and supplier relations that are directly aligned to their value chains.
The UWC Foundation Trust (previously known as the UWC Development Fund) is a formal legal entity and an independent trust and registered non-profit organisation, formed in 1990 to bring together influential individuals on its board of trustees to raise funds for the trust. The trustees also ensure that sound governance practices are applied in the execution of the trust’s duties and that funds are properly administered.
The Mitchell’s Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust aims to nurture a generation of leaders, providing deserving students access to tertiary education so that they will become active role models.