At Strate, it is in the company’s DNA to proudly live beyond a bottom-line approach, passionately giving back to society with initiatives that have changed lives over the years.
The company and its employees embrace giving back to the community because they understand how one small act can make such a big difference. Even during tough economic times, it has been Strate’s philosophy to be financially generous in order to play its part in improving the South Africa economy.
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Strate has continued to support worthy causes and charities in line with its Socio-Economic Development (SED) policy of spending 1% of Net Profit After Tax (NPAT) to identified charity organisations. During 2014, Strate contributed over R817 601 (equating to 0.6% of the 2013 Net Profit After Tax) to a number of charities and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) initiatives. Some of these include, but are not limited to:
The JSE Investment Challenge is a game that aims to teach South African learners and students about investing on the JSE and the larger role that such investment plays in the country's economy.
Investment of R25 000
iValue Entrepreneurship Programme, initially launched in 2014 as a pilot project, is targeted at a group of grade 10 learners with the aim to have at least five of the learners become entrepreneurs within the next five years.
Investment of R216 952
Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day recognises that given the opportunities, resources and necessary support every young girl has the potential to be a leader in their own right. Strate host 50 children during the day.
Investment of R 17 722
Kgosi Neighbourhood Foundation was founded in 2004 with a mission to bring educational light into the lives of vulnerable children in the Jeppestown neighbourhood and its surrounding communities. KNF is now working to empower the parents of the preschool children through education and job creation programs.
Investment of R15 000
Ebenezer Care Centre provides a loving home environment for about 80 destitute adults and 60 children and ensures that the children get the necessary education to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. Strate not only provides ongoing financial support to the centre, but also recognises the value of staff involvement in the project. We encourage a philosophy of staff volunteering, thus enabling staff to adopt a hands-on approach in the lives of those at the Ebenezer Care Centre. Strate makes a contribution towards 50 of their children’s school fees.
Investment of R 40 000