SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Another Successful Golf Day for Charity


40 Teams took to the Strand Golf Course on the 2nd September 2016 to support the annual CSV / DistrictMail Golf Day.  A total of R 205 980 was handed over to the Chere Botha School for Children with Special Needs.  

To read more about this event, please click on the District Mail article below:

 
CSV / DistrictMail Golf Day 2016

 
2007 marked the 1st Golf Day

The first golf day was held in 2007 in aid of the Jana School in Kleinmond (which caters for mentally and physically challenged children).  The golf day was a huge success and enjoyed by all who played in it - thanks to all CSV's clients and suppliers.

Due to the success of the golf day CSV decided to make it an annual event and joined hands with DistrictMail as media sponsors to raise funds for community organisations selected by CSV.

Read more: Annual Golf Days for Charity

Cape Town Cycle Tour Sponsorship in Aid of
Carel du Toit Centre

 

The Cape Town Cycle Tour took place on the 6th March 2016 and 
 CSV was the proud sponsor of Cycle Shirts in aid of fundraising for the
Carel du Toit Centre. 

 The Carel du Toit Centre teaches hearing impaired children to speak. 

 The aim of the Centre's intervention  is for hearing impaired children
 to enter mainstream schools and have adequate spoken language to
 integrate into the hearing society.

 34 cyclists chose to support the Carel du Toit Centre and CSV was
 proud to play its part in assisting the Centre with this initiative.

Macassar Primary School Educational Outing 2016

28 Grade 3 students from Macassar Primary School enjoyed an Educational Trip to Cape Town on the 6th December 2016.  The students began the trip by exploring the Aquarium and then participated in an informative educational session where they got to see, feel and learn more about the sea anenomie, starfish and periwinkle. 

An express tour of the Cape Town Stadium followed and the students learnt more about the capacity, costing and events hosted by the Stadium.  As preparations took place ahead of the Rugby Sevens Tournament, the students were allowed to touch the edge of the grass.

Lunch, play time and a quick excursion through the Waterfront concluded a fun educational day in Cape Town.  
 

Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders

CSV is committed to skills development, particularly skills development for the youth of South Africa.  A number of initiatives, including learnerships for unemployed and unskilled individuals to gain skills and potential work opportunities in construction, to youth development programmes have become a part of CSV's Social Responsibility Programme.

In 2014, CSV signed on to join the Go for Gold Initiative which supports students from underpriviledged communities to enter the world of construction.  Research indicates that most high school students do not enter tertiary institutions to study in a construction related field as a result of lack of career guidance support and or as a result of poor Maths and Science results.  In fact, the majority of students from underpriviledged backgrounds drop Maths and Science after Grade 9.  This is in turn results in fewer students from these communities entering the Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying fields, amongst others. It is hoped that programmes such as these will not only improve skill sets of students but will also see these skill sets enter the exciting world of construction.

The CSV Academy was launched in 2014 to support local youth from the Helderberg and Stellenbosch with opportunities in Construction, ranging from bursaries at tertiary institutions for studies in Civil-related subjects to practical on-the-job internships. 

 

CSV Academy Site Visit


CSV Academy Students from Cloetesville, Hottentots Holland, Kayamandi and Macassar High School toured the Stellenbosch WWTW Site on the 18th March 2016.

Students were introduced to a number of Construction practices by a Senior Site Manager and were able to ask questions about the project and  industry in general. 

CSV intends to provide the students of the Academy with practical exposure to the world of Construction to enable them to make informed decisions pertaining to their career choices in the industry. 

 

Peace and Development through Sport

The CSV Community Project started in October 2009 with the purpose of partnering with local, national and international institutions to promote sport as a tool for development and peace.  Using the appeal of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, the project was promoted both in South Africa and overseas through the establishment of partnerships with:

The United Nations, Western Cape Peace Network, the University of Stellenbosch, University of Western Cape University of Cologne (Germany), University of Missouri (USA), University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sports Science and Development (ICESSD) of UWC, City of Cape Town Sport and Recreation Department, Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Western Cape, Sport Trust, South African Football Association (Safa) and Ubabalo e Africa.

Today the project is well established and involves more than 20 000 primary and high school learners from 20 schools in the Cape Town Area.

 

 

Read more: Peace & Development Through Sport

Rietenbosch Tournament Enjoyed by All

The first tournament held at Rietenbosch on the 25th November 2016 was well received.

A total of 120 boys and girls from 3 schools (Rietenbosch, Idas Valley and Klapmuts Primary) took part in the event, consisting of Soccer, Rugby and Handball.  CSV and the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS) supported the event and the Coaching staff have noted the positive outcome of the investment in their schools.

It is hoped that this tournament will continue to grow and remain a fun event for all participants in future.

 

Vriendscup

The Vriendscup Event for 2016 took place on Freedom Day, the 27th April. 
Over 100 children from 4 soccer clubs attended.

All participants received a medal at the completion of the games.

2016 marked the 6th year of the Event and CSV looks forward to supporting many more Vriendscups in years to come. 

 

 

Kicking for Peace

Another successful Kicking for Peace event took place on Human Rights Day21 March 2015.  School kids from Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Macassar, Kayelitsha, Langa, Gugulethu, Delft, Lavendar Hill and Manenberg took part in the event and each participant received a Kicking for Peace Medal. 

For more information on other recent Kicking for Peace Events, please click here

   

 

Jan Kriel's Golf Team gets a new Look 

Jan Kriel High School's 1st Golf Team got a makeover with new golfing outfits sponsored from CSV.  The dedicated team received their new clothing ahead of the new season.  Sports organiser for the school, Jaco Snyder, thanked the Company for its contribution to the sport at Jan Kriel.

We look forward to hearing about the teams successes in upcoming tournaments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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