In a country in which sections of the community are plagued by a lack of education, extreme poverty and ill-health, we accept it as our duty to help address these issues among disadvantaged communities and sectors of the community often forgotten. Our vision is to make a real difference in community upliftment by participating in development programmes that are empowering and sustainable.
The needs of the country are so great that we cannot possibly meet every request on our social purse. It is for this reason that we decide annually on a cause that we support with undivided attention and assistance. Expectra therefore believes that our Social Responsibility Program is flexible enough to review and adjust annually to suit the needs of the cause we attend to.
For 2009 /2010 we identified the Solidarity Helping Hand Fund as an organization deserving of our contribution. Helping Hand operates as a well managed Section 21 Company within the framework of a firmly established Solidarity Movement that dates back more than a 100 years. Helping Hand’s approach to poverty alleviation can be described as upliftment through training. This approach stands in contrast with an approach of upliftment through grants and the so-called charity approach where supplies are donated and distributed merely out of sympathy as the only form of support. Helping Hand’s approach is in line with our vision of programmes that are empowering and sustainable.
2007 we decided to focus on two causes, namely
Syndrome Association of Tswane and
SPCA. We hope that our support
will make a difference and that we would inspire
more to actively participate and reach out.
Syndrome Action Day - 17 March 2007