Projects Planned for 2017:
- SAPS third year.
- South Deep Mine sixth year.
- International Organisation for Migration (IOM) wrap up of Community Capacity Enhancement Training and Ancillary Health Care in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.
- Project to Train Mpumalanga AET Practitioners – Gert Sibande District.
- Toyota KZN.
- Uthungulu - King Cetshwayo District Municipality in KZN.
- CHIETA Maths and Science in Mpumalanga, Free State and Gauteng.
- Timrite in Mpumalanga.
- Department of Energy.
- F.H. Chamberlain (AET and BrainBoosters).
- Run Home to Read in Limpopo and Gauteng (see link to list of Donors).
Project Literacy’s successful delivery at Goldfields South Deep Mine entered its fifth year and the SAPS project its second year. The Universities “Fees Must Fall” campaign affected the organisations’ work plan when notification was received from the National Skills Fund that two projects which considered for funding would no longer be funded due to resources being redirected to the Campaign. We received full seven year accreditation from Umalusi for our AET programmes.
The organisation experienced further growth with large AET projects for the LG SETA, MQA and SAPS. AET Practitioner Learnerships were implemented in Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Mpumalanga. Run Home to Read enjoyed grants from various funders, including the National Lotteries Commission and South African National Commission for UNESCO. RHTR received recognition from the Minister of Basic Education and the SA National Commission for UNESCO. Sadly, previous CEO Andrew Miller, as well as our Senior Financial Manager, Huguette de Necker, passed away.
Business continued to grow, Project Literacy was awarded a number of large tenders and contracts. Generous donations were received to fund the Run Home to Read Project and the ABSA ABET programme. ABSA Barclays Bank Project in partnership with Project Literacy allowed Project Literacy to establish adult education and training programmes in the Northern Cape and North West Province and to expand and reach the Foundational Learning Competencies programme. The growth of business and grants enabled Project Literacy to establish its work in all nine provinces once again.
On 1 March 2013, Project Literacy Trust Fund and its subsidiary, Project Literacy Investment Holding Company (Pty) Limited, were amalgamated into the Project Literacy Education Centres NPC. This move enabled the organisation to operate as one entity and streamline governance.
Stamps for Good
A little rectangle with a big purpose.
Every day billions of emails are sent around the world for various reasons – to share information, set up a meeting, send a personal message and so on. Advertising agency, M&C Saatchi Abel, together with their client RocketSeed, have conceptualized a platform that turns every email sent into a way to make a difference.
Enter the newly launched initiative - Stamps for Good.
Stamps for Good is made up of ten virtual stamps (tiny pieces of art embedded in every email the subscriber sends), linked to ten different charities. The process is simple, all the subscriber has to do is visit the Stamps for Good website, pick a cause, pay for the stamp that will be embedded in the emails and the proceeds go straight to the chosen charity. At present, Stamps for Good is available to companies only, with each subscription lasting a year, but there are plans afoot to extend this to individuals in the near future. The charities that users can choose from are: The Haven Night Shelter, Apple-a-Day Foundation, WWF, Habitat for Humanity SA, Project Literacy, The Sunflower Fund, Reach for a Dream, Cotlands, Learn to Earn, and the Animal Anti-Cruelty League.
Gordon Ray, heading up the creative team at M&C Saatchi Abel adds: “People these days are looking for simple ways to show they care about issues. Stamps For Good enables this. By having one of the Stamps for Good stamps embedded in every email sent, your company is showing that they care and are making a meaningful difference in the world, and encourages others businesses to do the same.”
This is the latest Initiative for Good launched by the team at M&C Saatchi Abel aimed at making a difference. The agency also conceptualised The Street Store, the world’s first rent-free, premises-free ‘pop-up clothing store’ for the homeless, found entirely on the street and stocked by donations. The Street Store recently celebrated its 500th event and has become a global success, with pop-up events being hosted around the world.
Stamps For Good is sure to follow suit, it’s a little rectangle with a big purpose.
For more information, visit www.stampsforgood.com
An M&C Saatchi Abel Initiative for Good in collaboration with RocketSeed