Global summit comes to the Cape
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.
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.