Emerald

 




Emerald Risk Transfer is continuously looking at ways to contribute to the dynamic socio-economic transformation of South Africa by focusing on youth development and education as well as supporting initiatives that can benefit from not only financial aid, but from donations, time and attention.

We endeavour to create environmental awareness, education and conservation; with a view to preserve our country’s rich natural heritage. We support a number of different charitable organisations. Dependant on the charity involved and their specific needs, we aim to make a difference by giving a combination of time and effort, physical items or financial aid. We also try to have good old fashioned fun while we are at it!


PET     We have supported a student at Pecanwood College via the Pecanwood Educational Trust since January 2011.  We have had the priviledge of watching Aubrey Molefe grow and mature into a fine young man.  Aubrey is in Grade 10 this year, and is excelling both academically and on the sports fields.  He particularly enjoys rugby, and has a natural flair for art.


    We aim to inspire change in the actions and ways of our colleagues, family and friends to constantly strive for a greener, cleaner and healthier planet.  We also aim to assist and enable communities and individuals to uplift themselves and others.

We successfully recycle all of the following:  batteries, ink cartridges, E-Waste, paper, tin, plastic and glass.  We continue to use energy efficient lightbulbs and appliances to name but two.


Africa Food for Thought  

On a monthly basis, we support two OVC (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children) child-headed families via Africa Food for Thought.  Each family is provided with a food parcel, which generally contains the basic staples required for nutritional survival, although they do try to include items for personal hygiene, clothing, bedding and a few additional treats. 

Emerald are also involved with the annual Christmas Party.  Emerald's Tracy has been one of the "Mother Christmas'" for four years running.  The party hosts around 450 children from the underpriviledged areas of the West Rand.  Each child is presented with a Christmas gift, a delicious lunch and a party pack.  There are all sorts of fun activities for the children, including jumping castles, face painting and pop corn machines to name a few.



It’s hard to imagine that there are 2.1 million young girls, between the ages of 12 and 18 years that are living below the poverty line in South Africa, who have to resort to using old clothes, rags etc because they cannot afford sanitary towels.

Emerald makes a monthly donation to enable Dignity Dreams to provide 4 girls with reusable sanitary pad packs, allowing the girls to wash and re-use them, as opposed to having to buy disposable products.


Easter Egg Handout 

    Easter Egg Handout    Easter Egg Handout 

It has become somewhat of an annual tradition, at Easter time we visit Isu'Lihle Primary School in Soweto to hand out Easter Eggs to the children.  We are always treated to some beautiful songs, and welcomed wholeheartedly by the children.  This is a treat which they look forward to with much excitement.  The eggs are labelled with inspirational messages for the children.


TekkieTax     Every May we support the Tekkie Tax drive...  The types of organisationst that benefit via the Tekkie Tax campaign is varied, including Kuruman Animal Welfare, Be Wise - Sterilise, Meals on Wheels Community Services, NG Welfare, Imisebeyalanga Services and the Cancer Association of SA to name a few.


     You and Me vs MND is a cause very close to our hearts.  Kevin, who was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in 2008, and his wife Carla began the journey of raising awareness and funds for those suffering with this debilitating disease.

Emerald is proud to sponsor their cause, and has donated funds towards two fantastic events over the course of 2016.

The first was a Spinnathon in April, hosted by the Insurance Institute of Gauteng where a team of over 30 cyclists hopped on static bikes and cycled to raise awareness of MND.

The second was also an awareness raising event in July - the annual Discovery Walk the Talk.  Emerald staff and their families formed part of the 150 strong team of walkers taking to the streets of Emmarentia.
 
 
    Spinnathon Walt the Talk  Spinnathon


Oliver’s House is a non profit organisation operating from Benoni on the East Rand who's aim is to create a socially self-sustaining project called Oliver’s Village.

From Oliver's Village, their team aim to run an Early Childhood Development Centre, an Educational Learning Centre, a Computer Training Centre a Primary Healthcare Centre and a soup kitchen.

We are proud to support an organisation that is committed to the upliftment of society and the community.







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