Presentation on theme: "HORTGRO CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT. HORTGRO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 1.SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES 2.OTHER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES 3.BURSARY/INTERNSHIPS."— Presentation transcript:
HORTGRO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 1.SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES 2.OTHER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES 3.BURSARY/INTERNSHIPS AND CAREER AWARENESS PROGRAMMES
Nyanisa HIV & TB Programmes Farm Worker Wellness Programmes Support Care Worker Programme (SWP) ODEY (Overcome Dependency Empower Yourself) Agri’s Got Talent Programme Help a South African School Book Project 1. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES
Nyanisa HIV & TB Programmes 56,000 farm workers / dependants in production areas were reached and more than 60,000 DVD’s and best practice booklets were distributed via AgriSA & AgriSeta
Farm Worker Wellness Programme Empower employees with the necessary life and communication skills in order to minimise the impact of social problems. The programme is running for its 5 th season. Reached 10 437 employees on 181 Farms.
Support Care Worker Programme The Support Care Worker Programme (SCW) is a follow-up to the Nyanisa Lets Talk Status and Farm Worker Wellness Programmes. The SCW programme entails the establishing of a sustanable support netword of peer educators within the agricultural sector. A total of 200 peer educators were trained and 60 farms reached of which 80 active is.
ODEY (Overcome Dependency Empower Yourself) The O.D.E.Y., a farm substance abuse treatment and integration programme is a holistic approach to substance dependency treatment and after care, as the programme was formulated taking cognisance of the fact that treatment should not bring to a standstill everyday activities and daily living. 972 individuals on 25 farms were reached (Total of 355 group members)
HELP A SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL UK Junior schools aim to educate British children about South Africa whilst encouraging mums and children to buy South African fruit. There are two elements to the competition: a class project that will be judged and awarded according to specific criteria, and book donation where parents, teachers and pupils will be asked to donate books to be shipped out to ill- equipped schools in South African townships and farms of the Western Cape
2.OTHER TRAINING INITIATIVES Skills and Learnership Programmes Technical DVD’s Visits to Expo’s Overseas study trips to international markets and ports (Fruit Logistica)
Skills Training by Service Providers Philani Training & Development Solutions Koue Bokkeveld Training Centre ELI / CSA Elgin College AgriSeta Training in Life Values Crèches and Aftercare Centers NorSA Community Care and Youth Centre
Technical Training DVD’s A website that shows movies featuring deciduous farming. www.saorchard.co.za. www.saorchard.co.za DVD’s are designed to provide specialist information to new and existing deciduous fruit farmers and farm workers. 30 movies in three different languages – Afrikaans, English and Xhosa. movies covering Irrigation, Harvesting, Controlling Insects and Pests, Pruning, Soil Preparation, Diseases, Hand Thinning etc.
Visits to Expo’s (Agri Mega Bien Donne Subsidised Entry Tickets Assistance with workshops Expose farm workers to new Technology
Overseas study trips Competition winners visits International markets and ports (Fruit Logistica)
3.BURSARY AND INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (CAREERS) Bursaries Internships School tours School visits & talks Career fairs & Exhibitions
Bursaries Bursary programme is 10 years old R 883 000 funded by HORTGRO augmented with money from AgriSeta 32 students at various Universities & Colleges R 1 429 000 funding allocated to bursaries within projects funded by SAAPPA / SASPA 34 post graduate students (3 honnours; 14 M.Sc; 14 PhD; 3 Post Doc)
Bursary and Internship selection process HORTGRO follows a very strict and controlled selection process study areas classified as scarce skills Preference to PDI students Stability of their results Shortlist of candidates Presented to a selection committee Personal interviews with each candidate Follow up on the references supplied Bursary agreement contracts for further employment in the agricultural industry after completion of their studies Suretyship forms to motivate and protect the interest of HORTGRO.
Mentors to students We also select a mentor for each student who motivate and direct the student throughout his/her studies. HORTGRO is in contact with each student throughout the academic year.
Meet & Greet Evening Bursary students get the chance to network, communicate and liaise with industry Meet with possible employees Chance to find holiday work Development of skills To be in the company of people who are already in a work environment
School Tours & Visits Started in 2005 Introduce learners to a number of career opportunities in the fruit industry Field trip visits Encourage them to choose a career in agriculture to ensure well trained and skilled employees in the industry Visits schools during June/July Encourage scholars to choose agriculture as a career path.
Career Fairs & Exhibitions PMA Agri-Food Career & Bursary Fair University of Pretoria University of Stellenbosch
Bursary and Internship vacancies adverts and news Website – www.hortgro.co.za Facebook – firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter University of Stellenbosch Bursary Book