Our Social Responsibility Programme
Hearts of Hope
Is a registered public benefit organization based in Wendywood, Johannesburg that provides care and assistance to at risk children orphaned by or affected with HIV/Aids. Hearts of Hope owns and runs a fully equipped home called I’Themba, housing 14 children that they clothe and wish to educate with the aim of being balanced, fully functioning, employable members of our society and break the cycle of poverty.
We have paid the school fees and associated educational costs for all the children housed at I’Themba. Costs included the purchasing of all stationery requirements, school text books and uniforms.
Beka – Joburg School of the Blind
Beka, the Joburg School of the blind for blind, low vision and multiple disability children was founded in 2003.
The school offers Grade R through to Grade 7 and teacher to child ratio is 1 to 6. The school follows the national curriculum which is adapted to the needs of the children. Beka receives no funding from the government and as a result the home they occupy had fallen into disrepair. We have put up a security fence to secure the home and provided costly Braille equipment which has sadly frequently been robbed. The leaking roof of the house has been repaired. The garage renovation and conversion into a library and playroom was concluded in March 2013. We concluded the upgrading of the sleeping quarters, replacing linen and freshening up the paint and decor.
We continue to take care of salary costs.