Corporate Social Responsibility – Education and Training
Underlying all of Erongo RED’s policies and practices is our accountability towards the communities in which we operate. We, at Erongo RED believe in the involvement and commitment towards the development of our people. The Erongo RED CSR predominantly directs its funding on the communities that are directly involved with the company’s operations.
Education and Training
Education is one our key focus areas for our Corporate Social Responsibility drive. Our drive primarily focuses on sponsorship of scholarship to brilliant Namibian who wants to pursue further studies. We also give sponsorship to academic prizes high performers, renovation of dilapidated public school buildings, career talk, bursaries, job attachment, skills development training to community members and contribution to communities that endeavour to build schools, schools halls and other educational needs. Sponsoring of training material and equipment e.g. books, computers and projectors. Participate in career fair events. E.g. Bursaries, job attachments and training material.
During the period under review, Erongo RED sponsored community related activities worth over N$0.5 million.
Being a Corporate Citizen since the establishment of its CSR Committee, Erongo RED has invested in a number of projects. Chief amongst the sponsorships done to date is education. Erongo RED is strongly determined to make a difference to the Namibian youth by rewarding hard-working and dedicated students with bursaries. Since 2012, Erongo RED has sponsored six (6) full bursaries to students from various regions studying in the fields of finance, electrical engineering and law.
In addition, Erongo RED has granted 10 apprenticeships to students from various vocational training centres, such as the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT), giving them the opportunity to gain practical skills through job attachment programmes.