Despite the very real struggles and challenges that Covid-19 posed over the last year, Multotec still positioned itself as one of the contributors addressing the socio-economic challenges facing the country.
Our Socio-Economic Development (SED) programme aims to uplift disadvantaged communities in the regions in which we operate, as well as where we source our potential employees, customers and suppliers. For us to reach these communities and ensure sustainable development, we partner with NPOs, which ensure the money donated is put towards initiatives which promote sustainable upliftment.
“Multotec’s SED is an amazing initiative that shares the wealth of the Green Machine with the communities where it operates. Once the SED programme is approved by Multotec, the SED team gets involved by visiting the projects and communities, assessing their needs and determining how we can make an impact in these communities. Once the wonderful work is done, the team also gets to share the joy of the change that Multotec makes in these communities,” said Adele Kruger, Project Planner at Multotec Manufacturing.
Multotec’s SED programme consists of the following:
• Initiatives for underprivileged children
• Early childhood development & childcare
• Adopted schools’ initiative
• Nutrition & health
• Taking care of people with disabilities
For us to reach vulnerable communities and ensure sustainable development, we partner with Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), which ensure the money donated is put towards objectives which promote sustainable economic upliftment, for our beneficiaries.
Multotec brings sunshine to children in need
In 2020, to provide further support to underprivileged children, we partnered with:
• Sekusile Ekhaya Labantwana
• Give Love, Serve and Care Centre
Sekusile Ekhaya Labantwana:
Sekusile Ekhaya Labantwana, translated as “the sun has risen upon the children's home”, operates from Katlego Intermediate School premises in Daveyton. The organisation serves as a support and network structure to coordinate supply of food, clothing, and education for orphaned and vulnerable children. Multotec's contribution to this NPO is for the direct benefit of over 170 individuals who receive cooked meals every day and food hampers for their families.
We are honoured to support Thandanani, a non-profit organisation that raises funds for 7 children’s homes and offers soup kitchens around Gauteng. The organisation was born in 2007 after Ruth Maetisa saw young children scrounging for food in the streets of Johannesburg. During 2020, Multotec contributed towards the feeding scheme project which guaranteed that vulnerable, abused, abandoned as well as poor families were well-fed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Give Love, Serve, and Care Centre:
Multotec was also involved with the Give Love, Serve, and Care Centre during the year 2020. This is an organisation that provides shelter and food to the abused, abandoned, and homeless. Multotec's contribution aims to provide hope and encouragement to the families that found themselves homeless.
Multotec plans to continue its SED work in 2021, to drive economic upliftment in South Africa.