Global sum­mit comes to the Cape

Sunday World - - World Of Jobs - Staff Reporter

THE ve­hi­cle glass re­pair and re­place­ment group Bel­ron, op­er­at­ing on five con­ti­nents and in 35 coun­tries, are ex­pected to hold their World Con­fer­ence in Cape Town this year.

The con­fer­ence is held ev­ery three years, and more than 150 del­e­gates from 25 busi­ness units glob­ally at­tend the four-day event.

Bel­ron has in­vested 7.5-mil­lion euros (R127-mil­lion) in South Africa s growth and de­vel­op­ment over the last 15 years.

Afrika Tikkun has been the ben­e­fi­ciary of this cor­po­rate so­cial in­vest­ment. They give to the Field Band Foun­da­tion and the Sabrina Love Foun­da­tion.

With the com­mit­ment to Afrika Tikkun, the or­gan­i­sa­tion has been em­pow­ered to pi­o­neer a sus­tain­able model of child and youth de­vel­op­ment from Cra­dle to Ca­reer.

With the in­vest­ment, Afrika Tikkun has cre­ated 555 em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties across the coun­try and 95% of th­ese em­ploy­ees come from the com­mu­ni­ties where they op­er­ate.

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They have pi­o­neered and es­tab­lished early child­hood de­vel­op­ment and child and youth de­vel­op­ment cen­tres and pro­grammes in five com­mu­ni­ties.

About 1 200 chil­dren ev­ery year, aged be­tween two and six, ac­cess early learn­ing pro­grammes and re­ceive rel­e­vant stim­u­la­tion to meet de­vel­op­men­tal mile­stones.

They built five state-of-the-art youth de­vel­op­ment cen­tres where 4 000 young peo­ple re­ceive ed­u­ca­tional sup­port, ca­reer guid­ance, lead­er­ship and life skills ev­ery year.

Afrika Tikkun has pi­o­neered and es­tab­lished Job Readi­ness pro­grammes in all its cen­tres with 2 000 young peo­ple re­ceiv­ing job readi­ness and per­sonal mas­tery train­ing in the last three years.

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