Making A Difference: Global BPO Is Proud Of Its Long-Standing Partnerships With Charities
Corporate social responsibility is a concept now firmly embedded in the business world. But what does this mean to organisations and their impact on the world?
It’s a wide-ranging concept which involves companies having an integrated set of principles and initiatives to deliver the most positive impact on all aspects of society and the environment.
It may take the form of charitable, philanthropic, or voluntary activity by founders and employees. It may also involve implementing environmentally responsible ways of operating or advocating on behalf of disadvantaged groups to support those who don’t have a voice.
There are so many causes around the globe which need support, and it can be challenging for companies to single out with whom they will work. With our strong links to South Africa, we focus on providing a helping hand to those local communities that are most in need.
We are particularly proud of our long association with two exceptional charities dedicated to improving the life chances of children and adults in South Africa.
Here is how we are helping to make a difference:
In the Cape Town region, almost half of the adult population residing in the townships are unemployed and in need of support. HIV is prevalent and faces a lack of education and insufficient medical care. Through its programmes centred around football and education, Young Bafana breaks the cycle of poverty.
Every football player at Young Bafana joins the education program that offers Maths and English coaching as well as life-skill training provided by qualified teachers. Young Bafana also develops cultural exchanges between the different communities within the Helderberg region and assists older players with finding jobs and developing meaningful careers.
Established in 1997, the name “Thembalitsha” means “new hope”. Their aim is exactly that – to restore and bring a new sense of hope to the most vulnerable of the Western and Eastern Cape by providing education, health care and training.
Thembalitsha is committed to addressing socio-economic challenges. Its long-standing motto is to offer a hand up rather than a handout.
The charity runs various successful projects, including prenatal care and counselling for new mothers, an early childhood centre and a community training centre supporting those who are most in need.