What is a Corporate Social Development Program?
The Corporate Social Development Program (CSDP) or the Corporate Responsibility (CR) of a business is the way it helps to create a sustainable environment outside of the business. The company and its employees implement a plan of action that will improve the lives of the local people and the community in which they live.
The goal is to produce a long-term improvement in the community’s quality of life and environment. It should be physically and socially sustainable. The corporate social responsibility for any corporate is extremely important for the long-term future and prosperity of our country.
Become part of the solution and join us in an exciting and engaging Social Upliftment or Development initiative. By assisting the less fortunate with a little hope and kindness, these initiatives offer charitable entities a meaningful and appreciated contribution. Not only will this experience provide food for the soul, a bond of brotherhood and an immense sense of gratitude or UBUNTU but it will also show both your employees and your clients that you are a company that invests in social development and upliftment by creating and providing a lasting change.
So what you can do?
Off the bat, we assist with a meaningful project for a charity of your choice which will engage all of the delegates involved. We do all of the background planning and logistics to make this a memorable and meaningful project. In short, we can work with you to develop a creative employee engagement programme:
- Workplace Giving allows employees to donate through your payroll system, offering employees a convenient way to donate and boost employee morale.
- Engage employees through volunteering. We can provide a corporate volunteering program that suits your specific needs including team-based initiatives or skill-based volunteering to enhance employee’s soft skills. We have run volunteering programs for a range of large companies.
- Focus on increased brand loyalty and employee morale through Cause-related marketing. By collaborating with the Charitable Trust, we can align our interests, resources, and marketing to communicate our shared values to make a real difference.
What you can achieve!
Our tailor made service can help you find a project which aligns with the core values of your organisation.
- Generate exciting and engaging intercompany news.
- Boost morale within your team, creating a source of pride and inspiration.
- Demonstrate the ethical values of your organisation
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR CHANGE:
This activity is a charitable twist on arts and crafts. Using blank and ordinary wooden building blocks and creating something colourful and educational. This activity will bring out anyone’s creative side and is very diverse as there are numerous themes that can be used to decorate these blocks. The BLUE NAARTJIE twist is thrown in with a production line that is facilitated to ensure that each and every block will be unique and flawless when it reaches the end. This is an exciting way in which your team divides into groups and each group plays an integral part of the whole picture. Here where each person can bring through a bit of their personality onto each block. These blocks are donated or handed out by your company to the beneficiaries.
Organisations and schools that take care of children in South Africa mainly depend on donations and volunteer work. They thus rely on these donations for playthings for the kids as no funding is available for this. Leading to the toys at such institutions being broken, second handed and not enough to accommodate the children. A lot of the donations (which is highly appreciated) consists of money that is needed somewhere else, toys in the form of cars and dolls. But very few of them are aimed at education and mental development of these children. Thus a need for educational toys is at a high at these organisations.
This activity is a real blessing in disguise bringing back the smile on children’s faces. The group will be divided into smaller teams and undergo a simple relay challenge and win envelopes with their charitable instructions on. Each group will help to fill a perfect backpack for the perfect child. This activity allows a company to contribute in a more sufficient and lasting manner by providing everyday needs that South African children could use.
Every day in South Africa children abandoned or might not have a home. Thus don’t have anyone providing for their needs as a parent should. Giving back to the community through BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK is an excellent way to give back a smile to the children who don’t have the essential needs taken care of. These backpacks will support the kid in a fast variety of areas, including School equipment, Personal hygiene, Food and many more. This charitable event will definitely make the lives of many young South Africans better and not just for now but in the long run.
Create a valuable environment for children to play and learn. By constructing play areas and giving the grounds a new appearance from provided materials, your company is bound to make a difference. The team is divided into smaller groups that each receive a specific task and at the end will contribute to the final product. This charitable teambuilding activity will not only create a lasting impression in your hearts but also in those benefiting from it.
In South Africa there are a lot of children that are neglected, orphaned, abused, uneducated and disadvantaged. These are only some struggles that South African children and organisations that help these children face every day. With the PLAYGROUND CREATION SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT corporates are given the opportunity to lighten the load these struggles carry. By creating an area where kids can relax, unwind and learn through play, corporates are giving children a reason to smile again. These playgrounds serve as an escape from the everyday struggles, a place where these kids can find the kid inside again and forget about the bad things they face. It will also contribute to the physical activity level of children which in return then helps with learning. Beneficiaries of these playgrounds usually serve a whole community and not only selected children. Thus your project will not only change your hearts but the lives of many.
Many communities do not have access to electricity and ultimately rely on paraffin, gas or open fire for heating and cooking. These means are costly for many yet, most of these communities’ would benefit from a free source of energy, namely the sun or solar power. South Africa id blessed with wonderful fair weather and by using sunlight as a “fuel.”, the solar cooker needs an outdoor spot that is sunny for several hours and protected from strong wind, and where food will be safe. These systems can be built into permanent installations, which with proper guidance and demonstration can offer communities a lifetime of cost free cooking.
Sport is an integral part of everyday life for South African children. By enriching the lives of many for one day through fun and play inspires a nation to strive forward and reach higher heights. Providing necessities that can be used at school to improve the experience of play children are also enriched mentally. A huge inflatable foosball will be provided to ensure lasting memories and equipment donated will ensure future excellence. Soccer apparel including boots and jerseys can be either collected as second hand or new togz can be supplied. The interaction and engagement with the community will have the company involved in all aspects of a soccer tournament, including the planting of goalposts on a suitable field.
Food is the one commodity that each and every person worries about and in South Africa, many do not get to eat a meal every day. By providing a charity with the ability for them to grow, render and reap the fruits of their labour is a humbling experience. Using mobile planters troughs.