Engen Donated to APD

Engen donated over R 2.2 million to APD to boost skills for people with disabilities. APD is the Association for Persons with Disabilities

 

Engen donated R2 229 500 to the Breede Valley Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) the donation is aimed at creating work opportunities and providing life skills programmes for people with disabilities. APD are a non-profit organisation based in Worcester in the Western Cape.

The money will be used in support of income generating initiatives for people with disabilities and will be made available to APD over a two-year period. Programmes including hospitality training, arts and crafts, a recycling plant and a laundromat will provide skills and training to assist disabled youth and adults to enter the work place.

“We are grateful to Engen for assisting us in empowering persons with disabilities to improve their socio-economic future,” says Louine Griessel, CEO of Breede Valley APD.

Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane said the company will be committed to conducting business in a manner that is compatible with the economic, social and environmental needs of the communities in which it operates.

The company has since changed its CSI core pillar to include a focus on people with disabilities.

“As a company we are committed to community involvement and social upliftment.  In supporting the APD we hope to create an equitable society where persons with disabilities can share access to every sphere of educational, work and social life so that together we can forge a future that is inclusive of all people,” – Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Mntu Nduvane

Louine Griessel the CEO of Breede Valley APD took Unathi Njokweni-Magida who is the Engen Group Transformation Manager, on a tour of the recycling plant and the laundromat which is a few of the places that will benefit people with disabilities.

Engen Donated
Engen Donated


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Sources: Press Release 

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