Corporate Citizenship – helping to meet the community needs
Safripol is a significant regular contributor to the LUSA Community Chest Outreach Project at Tsatsi Primary School in Zamdela, Sasolburg. Asibavikele is a daily feeding program and aftercare service managed by Child Welfare Sasolburg which currently provides nutritional meals and homework support more than 100 children in the township.
Safripol also contributes annually to the LUSA Community Chest Impact Fund, which focuses on capacity building and training programs with affiliated community based organisations. The training programs equip organisations which support previously-disadvantaged communities in and around the Vaal Triangle region.
Safripol supports the North West University Ikateleng program, a Saturday school focusing on the sciences and mathematics, building on the school curriculum and offering much needed life skills to students in grades 10, 11, 12.
The Komati foundation self-leadership tutorial program is an exciting venture with Wits University to address much needed skills through the use of university post grad students as mentors, the focus is on senior secondary school students. This is a Safripol pilot project aimed to increase the future engineering pool.
Other beneficiaries of Safripol’s support are the LUSA Community Chest’s Wish upon a Star and Winter Warm Projects, and the Kamohelo Centre for Disabled Children.
Safripol offers bursaries to engineering students and to children of employees, from primary school through to tertiary education.
To amplify our impact on society, each Safripol employee is granted an extra day’s leave which may be used in fulfilling a community need. This in effect provides 265 man-days for community service.