Bidvest Facilities Management is committed to socio-economic development and the ethos governed by the BBBEE act no. 46 of 2013. Our socio-economic development takes the form of monetary or non-monetary contributions implemented for communities, natural persons or groups of natural persons where at least 75% of the beneficiaries are Black people (African, Indian or Coloured).
The objective of socio-economic development is the promotion of sustainable access for the beneficiaries to the economy, underpinned by the following:
To achieve the above objectives, we undertake and are committed to a range of initiatives that form the pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility plan. These range of initiatives particularly focus on education of the youth and support of the vulnerable.
Beneficiary – Read Trust
Project – Rally to Read
Project Objectives – This project provides resources and teacher training for schools in extremely rural areas. The project trains teachers in these schools in the use of the resources and to teach literacy and language skills to the learners. The project is 100% for the benefit of disadvantaged communities envisaged in Black Economic Empowerment legislation.
Beneficiary – Khulani Day Care
Project – Donation of various goods for children
Project Objectives –Support the care of children
Beneficiary – Manzomthombo Senior Secondary School
Project – School library upgrade
Project Objectives – Support the education of children -Science lab renovations, resources, security, desking, including e-learning technology, teacher training, and equipment.
Beneficiary – Ikamvelihle Development Trust
Project – Donation towards Career Expo 2017
Project Objectives – Encourage education and career development -donation towards learners Career Expo 2017
Beneficiary – ALMA School
Project – Tekkie Tax 2016
Project Objectives – Tekkie Tax is a national fundraising campaign for a proud group of welfare organisations in South Africa whereby shoelaces are sold to companies or individuals. Proceeds from the sales of shoe laces go to various charity groups such as people with disabilities, children and education.
Beneficiary – Football Club Howza de Laz
Project – Funding towards soccer sports equipment.
Project Objectives – To gather and to keep young kids together by playing soccer in order t to protect the youth from the high risk and danger of drugs, violence and crime in the society.
Beneficiary – Palesa Tladi
Project – School bursary towards blind scholar
Project Objectives – Support education – Funding of Palesa’s school tuition
Beneficiary – Asmandia Primary School
Project – Donation towards various school projects
Project Objectives – Support the educational infrastructure -Upgrade of various school building infrastructure such as fencing, paving, windows
Beneficiary – Keitumetse Primary School
Project – Pit toilets upgrade
Project Objectives – Support the educational infrastructure -Upgrading of pit toilets into the flushing toilets
Beneficiary – Lesego Primary School
Project – School paving project
Project Objectives – Support the educational infrastructure to encourage learning -Construction of school paving linking two main building of the school which are not accessible when it is raining.