Community Empowerment and Development
The Group takes community empowerment and development to be of signifi cant business value in the places we operate. Our main focus is creating sustainable partnerships with communities in ways that bring long-term impact and sustainable benefits to ourselves and those communities. Th e Group supports communities within the places it operates as part of its commitment to good corporate citizenship.
The Group’s community empowerment and development strategy is to ensure that the Group plays a critical role in empowering communities through economic opportunities within the Group’s business value chain that help alleviate poverty and contribute towards better conditions of life for the community and individuals therein. Th e Group supports corporate and social responsibility areas such as hospitals and health facilities, access to education for the disadvantaged, initiatives that reach out to many bodies as well as communities with its people in mind and with a view to sustaining long term benefit and sustainable impacts. We work with the disabled, orphans and senior citizens in improving their living conditions. Th e Group has committed to fostering areas in art, culture and sports around the communities we operate as well as supporting animal welfare. Our communities also include those communities within which our employees and their families live.
In 2017, The Group’s corporate and social investments were deployed towards community development and charity support. Below are some of the initiatives which we supported:
Community Development Support
|Education||St Francis Primary School Shamva, Bryden Country School, Maringore Primary Darwendale, Kumbarami Primary Murehwa, Sharon School Harare, Lomagundi College, Derbyshire and Ardno Schools, Kapneck Trust.||Cement, Stationery, School Magazine, Prize Giving Gifts, Teachers Incentives, Schools Rehabilitation.|
|Community Infrastructure and empowerment support||Bindura Share Community Ownership Trust, Profeeds Centers, Harare Round Table, Lanark Women’s Club, Shingirirai Trust Derbyshire Womens’ Club, Ekumhumuleni Nursing Home, Shingirirai Trust, Hwange Municipality||Bulldozer Fees, Training on animal Husbandry, Tree planting, donation of fire engine|
|Sport||Tag Rugby, ZRP High School, Triple ‘C’ Soccer and Netball Teams, Rural Communities, XP Horn, Irvine’s Soccer and Netball Teams.||Products, Affi liation Fees, Registration Fees, Netball Kits, Rugby Kits, Referees fees, Police, Transportation.|
|Disability support||Jairos Jiri Waterfalls, Jairos Jiri Southerton, Danhiko Centre, ZIMCARE Trust, Homefields Care Center, Emerald Hill Children’s Home, Morgenster School for the Deaf, Nyathi Family, Epilepsy Centre, Kidzcan.||
|Orphanages||Yambiro AIDS Awareness, Harare Children’s Home, SOS Children’s Villages, St Joseph’s Home of Boys, Nhaka Yevana, Put a Smile on a Child, Rose Home Orphan Ministry, Keepers Alert, Pavana Centre, Bezer Ophanage, Ringararo Children’s Home, Durall School, St Johns House of Boys, Mushawevana Children’s Home Marondera, Kukura Neshungu Institute Marondera, Mother of Peace Mutoko, Isaiah Children’s Home Plumtree, St Agnes Children’s Home, Midlands Children’s Home, Vulnerable Children of Gutu, Mola Hostels, Come Unto me Children’s Home, Kambuzuma Orphanage, Ruvimbo Special School, Felly Orphanage, Nazareth Home, Runyararo Children’s Home, St Joseph’s Home of Boys, Zambuko House, Good Shepherd Trust, Rekayi Tangwena Children’s Home, Rose of Charity Children’s Home, Good Hope Mother’s Trust.||
|Old People’s Home||Makoni Old People’s Home, Athol Evans Old People’s Home, Harare Senior Citizens Club, Waterfalls Trust, Fairways Home, Mucheke Old People’s Home, Marlvern House Trust, Place of Safety.||As above|
|Arts, Social and Region||Visual Arts Festival (National Institute of Allied Arts), Mr. & Miss. Zimbabwe National Federation, Harare Culinary Institute, St Johns College Pipe Band, Flying Bantu Music Group, Own Your Own Rubbish, Vocational Training Center.||
|Animal Welfare||Airforce of Zimbabwe, SPCA, Horse Racing, Friend Animal Foundation, ZNSPCA, ZRP Waterfall Dog Section, Zambezi Society, Therapeutic Rehabilitation.||