As part of the Sasol Friendly Neighbour Programme, Sasol King Shaka Airport donated cognitive stimulating children’s educational learning material to Hillbilly Pre-Primary School based in Tongaat community, KwaZulu-Natal. This handover was done in an effort to improve the quality of education and to encourage the development of young, curious minds by learning through play. Early Childhood Development (ECD) is one of Sasol’s social impact priorities, under the education pillar. Interventions in the ECD centers aim to strengthen learning and development for children at their foundation phase. The event took place on August 24, 2023, held at the school.
This is in line with the 4th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4), which seeks to ensure that there is inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning for all, as well as the National Development (NDP) mandate to provide every child with a minimum of two years of pre-primary school exposure before they enter basic schooling.
The Sasol Friendly Neighbour Programme is a Social Impact initiative aimed at uplifting and improving the lives of those who reside in close proximity to Sasol’s Retail sites, primarily targeting those who are less privileged. Sasol matches franchisee proposals or co-created concept rand-for-rand on initiatives focusing on education, health, safety, environment, work skills development, and philanthropic interventions.
There are over 40 learners who received educational material including puzzles, books, construction toys, fantasy toys, musical instruments, and outdoor toys such as tricycles and sandpits amongst others.