8 April 2013 - Aurecon embraces the philosophy of giving back to the community by encouraging our staff’s proactive involvement in Aurecon Cares, our corporate social investment programme.
The Mosselbay Care Centre runs various community outreach programmes, such as seeking sponsors for food, clothing and other necessities for underprivileged children. One such programme runs at George’s Ridgeview Primary School, which caters for 102 disadvantaged children. For most of these children, the food they receive at school is the only meal they have for the day.
Aurecon sponsored a delicious cooked meal which the children enjoyed thoroughly, as most of them lack a nutritious diet and consider meat a luxury. In addition, nineteen Aurecon employees visited the school in person to distribute much-needed stationery, hand out goodie bags with fruits and Easter eggs, and spend some time playing games with the children.
Mr Joey Daniels, the school’s headmaster, expressed his appreciation, saying, “I’m touched by Aurecon’s contribution and their willingness to reach out to our children.”
Reflecting on the day, an employee from the George office said, “Seeing the appreciation and absolute joy on these little faces really heightened my sense of gratitude for things we so often take for granted. It was immensely rewarding to know that we could make a difference, no matter how small.”
Another participant added, “Not only was the experience personally gratifying, but it created a strong sense of team spirit amongst all of us involved. It also gave us a better understanding of how Aurecon is involved in community upliftment projects. I’m proud to have experienced first-hand how the group demonstrates its care for the communities in which we live and work.”