We aim to work together with our communities to achieve “Prosperity for all”. In the midst of rampant poverty, inequality and unemployment, this ideal sounds unachievable. We are however, emboldened by the spirit of South Africans to work together to overcome these challenges.
We empower disadvantaged communities through Education, Skills Development, and Staff Volunteerism.
The overarching objective of our CSI programme is the improvement of the quality of life of South Africans especially in rural and underdeveloped areas.
Our CSI Focus Areas
Education is vital for the social and economic wellbeing of any country. Most of our CSI budget supports initiatives in this sector. Our focus is specifically on basic education, skills development and bursary support:
Basic Education: Our interventions at the basic educational level are intended to address the following priorities:
- Instructional functionality - Improving the quality of learning and teaching of Mathematics, Science, Accountancy and English. This may include activities such as teacher training, extra-lessons, tutorship programmes as well as resources such as textbooks and other educational material.
- Regulatory functionality - Assisting with the development of leadership and management capabilities of the school. This may include leadership training courses, conferences and education conventions for leaders in education such as principals and heads of departments teaching Mathematics, Accountancy, Science and English.
- Infrastructural functionality - Assisting with the provision of infrastructure for the teaching and learning of Mathematics, Accountancy, Science and English. The infrastructure may vary from providing science equipment, computers and buildings.
- Bursary support - ECIC provides full bursaries to selected learners studying Actuarial Science, Economics, Accountancy and Engineering. Our aim is to fund first year students until they complete their studies.
Skills development: High levels of unemployment particularly among the youth threaten the success of our society. To this end ECIC seeks to increase the number of people with requisite skills to improve their chances of employment or to create jobs.
Staff Volunteerism: At ECIC, we believe that Volunteerism is our most sustainable resource. It integrates our company and our employees into the social fabric of the local communities in which we do business. It can create bridges and help us to bring our nation together.
Our comprehensive volunteer initiatives are designed to enable the employees of ECIC to volunteer and support charitable initiatives that uplift vulnerable members of our communities. Our staff have an option to choose to contribute their talent, time and money.
ECIC Corporate Social Investment
We are involved in several projects across the country focusing mainly on education, skills development and welfare.
Some of the projects we have sponsored are:
Rehoboth Trust, Kwa- Zulu Natal
ECIC approved a grant for the support of Rehoboth Children’s Village, a project run by Rehoboth Trust in Kwa-Zulu Natal in May 2013 as part of the Corporation’s CSI Initiatives.
ECIC has partnered with Penreach to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Mathematics, Scientific English, and the Sciences in the Enhlazeni district of Mpumalanga.
Maths and Science Leadership Academy, Northern Cape
ECIC has partnered with MSLA to provide support for the Grade 9 learners with after school support for maths and science.
ECIC approved a grant for the support of Tubatse Deaf project which provides training and up-skilling of twenty (20) deaf people to become qualified motor-vehicle Interior decorators and upholsters.
ECIC is committed to putting our skills to work in partnership with Government, Business and Non- Profit organisations to address issues of education, skills development and welfare. To this end, ECIC will leverage and foster partnerships and collaboration in order to generate maximum social impact while exercising environmental stewardship.