THE IMPACT OF ECIC CSI INITIATIVES:
- A four-year partnership with the Maths and Science Leadership Academy (MSLA) in the Northern Cape that saw 71 of the 74 learners who completed the MSLA programme register at universities and other tertiary education institutions for the 2018 academic year, 43 of whom are the first in their families to enrol for tertiary education.
- A partnership with the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre that provided after-school lessons in mathematics, physical science, accounting and life sciences to 740 Grade 12 learners from five schools in Tshwane, which improved the pass rates in those subjects at the schools from approximately 39% in 2016 to almost 70% in 2017.
- Financial support for the Axium Education Ekurhuleni Maths and Science Centre in Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape to provide after-school tutorials to ±200 Grade 8 to Grade 12 learners
- Handed over a computer laboratory to the Sea View Senior Secondary School in Mqanduli in March 2018
- Bursaries for 16 students to study actuarial science, accounting and engineering science at various institutions through partnerships with the Thuthuka Educational Upliftment Fund, Central University of Technology and South African Actuarial Development Programme. Three of these students graduated in 2017 and were employed at reputable South African companies, while the rest are expected to graduate in 2018
- Employee participation in an ECIC-volunteerism programme in under-privileged communities on Nelson Mandela Day
- A partnership with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) and Unisa Community Outreach and Engagement Chance-2-Advance (C2A) Project for Nelson Mandela Day with a donation to provide fittings for the TLF Youth Centre and assist communities under TLF care
- Employment at reputable boat building companies in the export industry for three of the six ECIC-funded students who completed their three-year NQF-4 Yacht and Boatbuilding Programme at the False Bay Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Cape Town. The 10 students who enrolled for the programme in July 2017 are expected to complete their studies in 2019.