EnviroServ works hard to maintain a strong connection with the communities which surround us every day, and to do good at the same time. Our long history of innovative and considered Corporate Social Investment speaks to this, from the triumph of the work we completed in helping to establish an Orphanage in Gaugeng to the numerous smaller projects which we pursue as a company.
We have also continued to invest in long-term projects such as our Learnership Programme, and schools recycling projects. Our commitment to a variety of programmes which help people advance, gain employment and build on education reflects what we feel is a commitment to the future of the country.
We look forward to updating you on the good work we continue to do.
Projects in KZN region
SCHOOLS RECYCLING PROJECT
Over the course of the year, more than 8,000 pupils at 17 primary and secondary schools in the Ntshongweni, Kwandengezi and Dassenhoek areas have been taught about recycling and waste management in a fun and interactive environment. Izwe, the EnviroServ mascot, and the rest of the EnviroServ team were met with dancing and cheers as they communicated messages on which types of waste could be retrieved and reused, and why recycling was important for the planet.
Part of EnviroServ’s long-term view is that minimising the amount of waste sent to landfills is as important as effectively managing waste which cannot be disposed of in any other facility. Teaching the children about minimising waste, and what can be re-used and recycled, stays true to our message that landfill disposal remains the last resort for waste.
Schools visited included Kwamanzini Primary, Nkosenye Intermediate, Edamini Combined and Egcekeni Secondary.
KWAZULU NATAL MAIDEN’S DAY
Sawubona is a greeting used by Zulu people which translates as ‘I see you’. It means I acknowledge you as a fellow human being and that you matter. This was one of the many lessons learnt at the Maiden’s Day event in Shongweni on Sunday, 13 August 2017.
Maidens’ event serves multiple purpose, here young girls are taught vital life skills by the older, wiser women who have themselves made a success of themselves in various fields and have a wealth of cultural knowledge to share with the younger generations. In a world where it’s easier to be anything and anybody but yourself, we applaud all the men and women who fiercely celebrate who they are. To know who you are, where you come from and to celebrate that proudly, is a revolutionary act! Dignitaries at the event included the Queen, King Goodwill Zwelithini’s wife, Ethekwini mayor, honourable Zandile Gumede , Amanganga’s Inkosi Shozi and other chiefs from surrounding communities, amongst others. EnviroServ, a company that is an integral part of the communities, was represented by Thabiso Taaka and Makgabo van Niekerk.
It was heart-warming to see that the future is indeed bright, as our girls are ready to make the necessary and sometimes tough decisions.
Visit our EnviroServ website for a more detailed report on our CSI projects.