Partnership to improve Health and Social Cohesion through Education

Partnership to improve Health and Social Cohesion through Education
Partnership to improve Health and Social Cohesion through Education

Mitchells Plain set to benefit from the COVID-19 care campaign programme

Education can play a significant role in promoting well-being and social progress of learners and teachers. In a bid to meet the needs of the changing socio-economic landscape in the pandemic environment, PPC in partnership with the JP21 Foundation, and MOT SA has come up with a COVID-19 CARE PROGRAMME. The programme empowers the community to experience a better quality of life through the provision of hands-free sanitizer stations, masks, and face shields for the protection of the students and teachers at Yellowwood Primary and Hyacinth Primary school.

These efforts are aligned to the theme of Nelson Mandela Month, driving education, food and nutrition. Having spent over five years working closely with the community, this partnership is well placed to ensure the beneficiaries will see their immediate needs addressed as we mark Mandela Month.

Johan Vorster, Head of Coastal Business Unit at PPC RSA explains, “Empowerment at PPC is living our brand promise of STRENGTH BEYOND daily”. The learners and teachers from the Mitchells Plain schools will benefit from PPC’s brand promise, through the COVID-19 Care Campaign Programme. They be provided with the tools and confidence to take charge of their personal hygiene. This will provide them with an improved sense of confidence in their ability to manage their environment after undergoing the five days Care Campaign Programme.

PPC has contributed R25 000 in total for this pilot project which went towards educational material, stationery, nutritional packs, training of coaches, hand sanitizer stations at each school and face shields for teachers at the schools. Forming part of PPC’s efforts in empowering people to experience a better quality for life, PPC and the JP21 Foundation saw the need to address education and food and nutrition around COVID-19 dire in the Mitchells Plain community. Working with MOT SA to educate the learners on COVID-19 hygiene practices, the programme will run for five school days at each school

The collaboration is an effort to create a positive impact in disadvantaged communities and schools. In recognition of the tough economic times that have affected us during the lockdown, the partners have come together to give the community a better quality for life”, said JP Duminy, founder of the JP21 Foundation.

In 128 years of our existence, as a 100% local, 100% quality brand, PPC remains committed to creating and supporting corporate social investment campaigns.  Using its strength to go beyond and ensure that efforts in building a stronger South Africa provide solutions that sustainably empower the communities in which we operate.

“As a business that is committed to building stronger communities, PPC goes beyond manufacturing and selling cement products, we partner with communities to provide them with sustainable value thereby allowing them to celebrate and award our young people for their continued commitment to excellence,” concluded Vorster