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Corporate Social Investment

“I am what I am because of who we all are” Leymah Gbowee (Activist)

Tembisa Child Academy School Spring Clean

On Saturday, 24 October 2015, RDC staff, Tembisa Child Academy Programme teachers and prefects combined forces to clean up and refresh the school premises. 

The team ensured that they made the most of their volunteered time by:

  • Clearing up all litter on the entire school premises.
  • Revitalising the Grade R facilities with a coat of paint.
  • Refreshing and clearing previously donated PCs of viruses etc.

In addition to these activities on the day, the following was also officially handed over to the school:

  • Twelve new whiteboards were installed in selected classrooms.
  • Two projectors and a projector screen for teacher and learner use. 
  • A television and a DVD player the Grade R’s entertainment and media learning activities. 
  • Additional Grade R learning material and stationary that were donated by a staff member.

The RDC team before getting started. Thanks to Stanley, Craig and Wesley for bringing along some child labourers!
Blessing and Johan assisting with the litter cleanup - close to 50 bags of litter cleared.
Johan, Natasha and Leoni are assisted by the creche teachers.
Johan celebratin​g the completed task!
The majority of the team after all was done :- RDC staff, the principle, the teachers and school prefects.

RDC donates 13 PCs to Child Academy Programmes in Tembisa

The Child Academy Programmes school in Tembisa is one such initiative. It is a community owned school that has grown from a crèche in 1992 to a primary school covering grades 1 through 7 in 2008. With 610 learners and 32 staff members, it is a well-run and loved part of the community.

RDC’s contribution has permitted the school to extend the level of education provided to learners by incorporating a level of computer literacy in their curriculum. Three of the computers will be used to support the running of the school and assist educators with their lesson preparations and research.

Stanley, Christos and Jacques assist Child Academy Programmes Director, Mr I. Modiba, to unload the donated computers
Marius, Stanley and Director Modiba with the first of the class PCs set up
The team are swamped by excited learners who are eager to help get started

Mayebuye Spectacles Day

Good vision is very important for a child who is learning and growing. Visual problems should therefore be corrected early so that these will not hinder their learning ability.

Learners at RDC’s adopted school, Mayebuye Primary in Rabie Ridge, underwent eyesight testing sponsored by the company. Those learners identified with visual problems were also provided with corrective glasses at the company’s expense.

Shadrack, Stanley and learners in front of the Mobile Eye Care Unit.
Stanley and Dr Thomas with another happy "customer".
The happy learners, Dr Thomas and the RDC representatives.
Book shelves that need filling.
The additional furniture delivered.

PC donation to Booysens Primary School

RDC and Yoxions IT Solutions combined to configure and supply a server to Mary Help of Christians Junior Primary in Booysens. The server is now being used to provide underprivileged kids with extra lessons.

RDC Sales Director Rodney Naidoo, and school principal
Sister Helen Hartnett
The excited team delivering
the hardware.
Some of the children who will benefit from the extra lessons at the convent.

Winter Blanket Drive

With a cold winter forecast for 2011, RDC staff rallied behind the social investment committee and helped raise blankets for all 215 of the orphaned and vulnerable learners at Mayebuye Primary. The blankets were delivered in early May, just in time for the first cold spell.

RDC Directors, Rodney Naidoo
and Marius Wentworth
Craig Kelly (SDM) with some
of the learners
Social Investment Committee
members Stanley Molloi and
Rose Tuffin assist
A learner chooses his
favourite colour blanket
Happy learners with their

Mayebuye Primary School

RDC has adopted the Mayebuye Primary School in Rabie Ridge Midrand through the Adopt-a-School Foundation (www.adoptaschool.co.za)

This is a school that services the surrounding informal settlement and has a high number of Aids orphans on their register. There are plans afoot to provide the school with a fully equipped computer room. This will ensure that learners receive a jumpstart at acquiring the necessary skills to survive in today’s technology-driven world.

The more immediate needs of the school that have already been met are: uniforms for the netball and soccer teams, an extra bed and linen for the school sickbay and additional reading material for the school’s library.

Chairperson Makano Mosidi
(far right) with principal, netball
coach and under 10 team
Happy learners say Thank You!
Learners try on their new
RDC sponsored soccer kit
Makano Mosidi and Stephen
Lebere of Adopt-a-School
receive paintings as a sign of
appreciation from the school
Makano Mosidi hands over one of the 1500 stainless steel plates for the school's feeding scheme

Holiday Camp Sponsorship

RDC donated clothing for all children attending a winter holiday camp. This holiday camp is held for children at risk identified and sent by orphanages, places of safety and churches.

RDC Service Delivery Managers
hand over the clothing donation
to the camp coordinator,
Noreen Robinson
Certificates of gratitude presented to RDC’s representatives, Casper Wolmarans, Craig Kelly and Vishaal Channa
The SDM’s with the holiday
camp support team
It’s hard work feeding a camp
full of growing kids!
Happy campers

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