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Socio economic development projects

Deloitte supports the following socio economic development projects:

Future leaders development programme (FLDP)
This programme was established to actively facilitate the employment of unemployed graduates in the country. The FLDP entails the recruitment, formal training and provision of workplace experience to a selected group of graduates, recruited from the Thusanani Workplace Readiness project, sponsored by the Financial and Advisory Services Sector Education and Training Authority (FASSET). The 2008 intake saw a staggering 82% of the graduates successfully employed by various business units within Deloitte.

Project Siyakhula
Project Siyakhula is a programme run by Deloitte trainee accountants across South Africa to assist disadvantaged pupils from townships in areas of accounting and mathematics. They have assisted over 1000 students (Grade 10s, 11s and Grade12s) and the success of this programme has been seen from some of the learners being recognised by the Department of Education as top learners in the various regions. Our 2009 programme has also seen the introduction of a leadership and development programme which ultimately seeks to help students to harness their unique leadership potential and to empower them to become phenomenal leaders.

Junior Achievement South Africa (JASA)
JASA offers a range of education programmes to school going children and teenagers from all communities concerning the benefits of the free enterprise system, the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship. The purpose of JASA is to prepare young people for life after school by raising their awareness of economic issues, teaching them entrepreneurial and life skills, providing them with an understanding of the business world and enhancing their sense of personal responsibility through practical business experience. Deloitte has supported JASA financially to enable Project Siyakhula schools to benefit from the programme.

LEAP Science and Maths School
LEAP is a school for exceptional but disadvantaged high school pupils from local townships. Their aim is to enable the students to gain access to tertiary study opportunities by graduating from the school with a university exemption, particularly with Science and Maths on higher grade. LEAP also provides many opportunities such as extra lessons, youth and community involvement, feeder schemes, crèches, and life coaching, among others. Deloitte Foundation supported LEAP with a financial grant to integrate Project Siyakhula Cape Town among other activities with LEAP projects.

Jumpstart
Jumpstart is an innovative career guidance and life skills booklet targeted at Grade 9 to Grade 12 learners in schools countywide. Jumpstart educates, empowers and uplifts the learners and the educators/facilitators, by disseminating crucial information relating to self knowledge, skills development, entrepreneurship, health awareness, career guidance and many other topics that are relevant to society. Deloitte Foundation made a financial grant to Jumpstart and continues to distribute the handbooks to various schools.

Sparrow Schools
Sparrow Schools provides affordable, specialised education to disadvantaged and disabled children between the ages of 7 and 18. Sparrow Schools run two separate educational projects and a job creation initiative. Situated in Johannesburg, the projects cater for 650 learners annually. These learners have varying degrees of educational backlog, remedial problems, learning difficulties and/ or intellectual disabilities. Deloitte Foundation supported Sparrow School with a grant contribution towards the enterprise development project.

Imperial Ukhamba Community Development Trust
Ukhamba’s mission is to form synergies and partnerships with local and international companies wanting to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of people from previously disadvantaged groups. Deloitte assisted the Ukhamba trust to develop the pre-primary section of Fine Town Primary School in Vlakfontein.

ACFS Community Education and Feeding Scheme
The ACFS is a registered non-profit organisation with a primary focus on combating malnutrition. The ACFS now reaches into many areas of Gauteng, alleviating poverty, running HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, setting up and organising community and individual feeding initiatives and co-ordinating community upliftment programmes. Deloitte Foundation supported the ACFS with a grant contribution to start up enterprise development initiatives in beadwork and sewing projects to enable the beneficiaries to become self sustainable.

Bokamoso Trust
Bokamoso Education Trust’s primary vision is to provide the necessary financial support for each child’s education (Grade 000 to 12). Secondary to this, we will facilitate the opportunity for donors to take an active and personal role in the child’s development through mentorship should they wish to do so. Vuleka is Bokamoso’s partner and assists them in identifying these children in need. Deloitte Foundation supported Bokamoso with a financial grant towards the education of the beneficiaries.

TEACH South Africa
TEACH SA is a non-profit organisation which aims to effectively respond to declining learning performance in South Africa in the areas of Maths, Science, Technology and English by recruiting graduates to teach the subjects in disadvantaged schools, in urban and rural areas, for a period of two years. Successful candidates become TEACH SA Ambassadors and benefit from professional teacher training, business management and leadership skills training, holiday internships at corporates and networking opportunities with eminent people. Deloitte provided TEACH SA with human resource support and donated laptops.

Wings of Hope – Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation
The Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation rescues vulnerable neighbourhood children from the streets and channels them into early educational programmes, ultimately enabling them to gain access to the numerous free local primary schools, and giving them the head start which prevents the cycle of failure of vulnerable children. Care of these children is holistic and includes their nourishment and counselling where necessary. Deloitte donated desktops to assist learners with computer training.

POP-UP
POPUP (People Upliftment Programme) is a non-profit organisation with a holistic approach to the upliftment of under-privileged communities thereby ensuring that all the needs of individuals are addressed – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Based in Salvokop, POPUP renders services to all persons living in Tshwane and the surrounding areas regardless of race, culture, gender or religion. 

POP-UP focuses on skills development and training, job placement, social support services (day care centre, food provisioning projects, clothing and counselling services), medical, dental and eye-care clinics. Deloitte provided POPUP with a grant contribution to fund the education and skills development initiatives for the beneficiaries.

Blackburn feeding scheme
Deloitte Feeding Programme is currently feeding 620 learners at both Blackburn Primary and Zenzeleni Primary. Deloitte Durban has for a number of years provided ongoing support to the ML Sultan Blackburn Primary School, and since October 2006 has been providing a breakfast meal for the children each day of the school year. There are 250 kids at the school who receive a ‘full tummy with a smile’ for every day that they attend school. During 2008 an additional school was adopted to support as part of the feeding programme.

Sunshine Centre
Sunshine is committed to the development and inclusion of children with disabilities and delays – intellectual, developmental, physical – in partnerships with families and communities. Deloitte Foundation matched the contributions collected by staff for Casual Day.

Helping Hands programme - Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA)
Helping Hands is the Deloitte staff voluntary giving programme which allows employees to give money to charitable causes. For every Rand employees donate, the Deloitte Foundation will match that donation Rand for Rand. This enables the contributions to have a far bigger impact. The Charities Aid Foundation of Southern Africa (CAFSA) is Deloitte’s partner in the Helping Hands scheme and administers and distributes the contributions to the beneficiaries.

The Deloitte Foundation supports the following charities under the Helping Hands programme:

Sparrow Schools Educational Trust
Sparrow Schools provides affordable, specialised education to disadvantaged and disabled children between the ages of 7 and 18. Sparrow Schools run two separate educational projects and a job creation initiative. Situated in Johannesburg, the projects cater for 650 learners annually. These learners have varying degrees of educational backlog, remedial problems, learning difficulties and/ or intellectual disabilities.

Twilight Children
Twilight Children has been established to provide support, in the widest sense, to children who are living on the streets and other public places without adequate or apparent adult or family support. They provide vocational counselling and guidance for the older boys at the shelter in the Senior Bridging Programme. They provide suitable training in basic life skills and for job procurements. Twilight assists in finding secure job employment and to set them up in alternative accommodation where they can become independent, productive citizens, in the community.

Wings of Hope – Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation
The Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation rescues vulnerable neighbourhood children from the streets and channels them into early educational programmes, ultimately enabling them to gain access to the numerous free local primary schools, and giving them the head start which prevents the cycle of failure of vulnerable children. Care of these children is holistic and includes their nourishment and counselling where necessary.

POP-UP
POPUP (People Upliftment Programme) is a non-profit organisation with a holistic approach to the upliftment of under-privileged communities thereby ensuring that all the needs of individuals are addressed – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Based in Salvokop, POPUP renders services to all persons living in Tshwane and the surrounding areas regardless of race, culture, gender or religion. 

POP-UP focuses on skills development and training, job placement, social support services (day care centre, food provisioning projects, clothing and counselling services), medical, dental and eye-care clinics. Deloitte provided POPUP with a grant contribution to fund the education and skills development initiatives for the beneficiaries.

Rally to Read
Almost all rural schools have one lack in common – educational resources. It is in this need that the Rally to Read provides. They visit the most remote and needy schools in rural areas to deliver books, teaching aids, science kits, sports equipment, educational toys and other material – all of which are taken for granted at urban schools. 

The Rally to Read benefited 38 930 children in 2008 and even more importantly, enhanced the skills of 1254 teachers.

Jabulani Khakhibos
Jabulani Khakhibos Kids is a home for 32 abused, abandoned and orphaned boys and youth at risk who used to live and work on the streets. The home empowers these vulnerable children to deal with their world in socially constructive ways.

Johannesburg Child Welfare Society
Registered non-profit organisation providing a range of direct services to abused, abandoned, orphaned and neglected children in the Johannesburg area. The services include statutory child protection services, investigations of suspected cases of abuse, therapy for sexually abused children and other services pertaining to the welfare of children.

Itumeleng Shelter
Home for abandoned children working together with the Johannesburg Child Welfare Society. Their activities include Education, Advocacy, Empowerment, Skills Development, Assessment, Feeding Scheme, Social Counselling and Life Skills Training.

St Thomas’ Home for Children
An organisation that looks after abandoned children of all ages offering them counselling and teaching them how to survive their circumstances.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international movement alleviating human suffering and distress without discrimination. They provide temporary accommodation for people in crises and offer food, clothing, shelter, counselling and an opportunity to re-establish oneself. In addition they give moral support and encouragement to those who have suffered genuine setbacks in their lives.

Merafe Drop in Centre
A home for children who have been dropped off by their parents for various social, physical and emotional reasons.

Nazareth House Children’s Home
Nazareth house is entrusted with caring for the children’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs - they provide 24 hour care, housing, nutritious food, clothing, education, specialised nursing and medication.

St Vincent School for the Deaf
A special school that caters for the deaf. The school equips the beneficiaries with life skills and skills that will teach them to sustain themselves.

Cheshire Home Durban
Cheshire Home provides 24 hour care and accommodation to physically disabled adults between the ages of 18 years and 55 years who are disabled to the extent that they are unable to live in an environment where constant care is not available. They run various programmes including respite care facilities, an Educare and Stimulation Centre, and Early Identification and Intervention Programme, also training for care workers, parents and educators and personnel from disadvantaged areas and unemployed women.

Reea Epilepsy Care Centre
The Epilepsy Care Centre provides a well managed home for adult people suffering from epilepsy and other mild mental disorders. They offer a rehabilitation programme where the residents are taught literacy, computer skills and on-going occupational therapy.

Remme Los: Quadriplegic Association of Gauteng-South
The Association strives to prevent spinal cord injury, as well as protect and promote the interests of people with mobility impairments by formulating a national policy and strategy to develop and ensure the full potential and quality of their lives. They also run various skills development programmes for their beneficiaries.

United Cerebral Palsy Association of SA
A home to 43 children and young adults who suffer the effects of Profound Cerebral Palsy, all of whom require and receive round the clock care. They are a non-profit organisation and exist to serve all persons with profound Cerebral Palsy regardless of ability, race or creed. Their aim is to empower the beneficiaries to reach their maximum potential and to lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Cluny Farm
The centre accommodates 58 intellectually disabled men and women of all races, religion and age. It was established with a view to building a self supporting community for the intellectually disabled by teaching them new work skills and life skills.

Noah – Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity
Empowers communities in KZN and Gauteng to better care for vulnerable children through skills development and training, establishing community vegetable gardens, food programmes, after care and day care activities and through networks of care for children at risk in 107 communities.

Chubby Chums
Care centre for disadvantaged HIV/AIDS mothers, children and orphans. They work together with the communities to provide home based care and handing out food parcels, clothing and blankets.

Tateni Home Care Nursing Services
Tateni is a non-profit community based organisation that provides home-based care services to the people of Mamelodi and surrounding informal settlements. It supports HIV/ AIDS infected and affected chronically and terminally ill people and their families, including orphans and vulnerable children.

Community Chest
The Community Chest aims to dignify the individual through the alleviation of poverty and distress. It provides volunteer and professional expertise in community development, project management, resource distribution and brings together people concerned with the welfare of those less fortunate.

HOPE Worldwide SA/Olive LEAF
The OLIVE LEAF Foundation has developed programmes that take the holistic needs of the community into account, from HIV testing and counselling to home-based care and support as well as children who are orphaned and at risk to prevention education, gender equality awareness and sustainable livelihoods. These programmes strive to build capacity in accordance with needs and managed in a modular way to maximise economies of scale and to benefit from synergies that can be derived from working within an integrated community service model.

Tax Crèche Fund
The Tax Creche Fund is located in Olievenhoutbosch. It focuses on early childhood education.

IMPACT Day
IMPACT Day is a firm wide initiative that brings Deloitte staff closer to local communities. It is an enriching experience for all involved Deloitte staff to personally make a difference in the lives of the impoverished communities where we do business. On this day, Deloitte professionals around the world set aside their normal business commitments to go out and add value to the lives of the communities within which they operate. Some of the initiatives we undertake include organised visits to schools, crèches and various organisations to carry out repairs, plant trees, vegetable gardens, provide career guidance and skills training to learners and the teachers, tutor and share general life skills. IMPACT Day is a further illustration of Deloitte’s commitment to responsibility and sensitivity to our local communities.

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