Three organisations got a short in the arm from a leading corporate company after receiving sponsorship for their various activities.
The three organisations, two schools and a cancer charitable organisation received a major boost for their operations after receiving financial assistance from Seedco Zimbabwe as part of the seed makers’ corporate social responsibility initiatives.
Marjory Mutemereranwa, the company’s Head of Public Relations and Communications said they have an obligation as an organisation to be part of the communities in which they operate.
“We believe in community sustenance and assist the underprivileged in our midst. We have adopted various policies and strategies including this one,” she said.
Island Cancer Hospice received a $3 500 sponsorship package for its cancer interventions programmes throughout Zimbabwe.
The noble gesture will avail more resources in the fight against chronic cancer disease.
St Marnox High School received funding for the construction of a building block which will improve the learning environment for the pupils.
Seedco funded a learning trip to the US for a school in Karoi, Rydings College to inculcate young students with entrepreneurial skills through business exchange programmes at universities in that country.
Mr Jonathan Kondo, Head of Rydings College commended Seedco for their thrust towards sustaining entrepreneurship in the country.
“We got a huge boost from Seedco as they funded our trip to the US and our pupils who are only 15 to 16 years old are now determined to be entrepreneurs in the future,” he said.
Despite a difficult operating economic environment in Zimbabwe various companies see it fit to alleviate the difficult situations that face communities in which they do business.
Corporate social responsibility has been incorporated into the broader visions of companies throughout the world rather than treating it as an option.