Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Big Time Strategic Group remains resolute in their efforts to empower and giving back to African communities according to company Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Justice Maphosa.
This came into light after the ICT firm was rewarded for making the biggest impact on communities through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in Zimbabwe.
“We are grateful to God for what He continues to do for us and through us,” said Maphosa after his company scooped the Zimbabwe Top 50 Sustainable Company of the Year 2018 Award.
The awards ceremony, organised by Corporate Social Responsibility Network Zimbabwe, was held at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare under the theme: “Fostering CSR in Zimbabwe to achieve a middle-income economy by 2030”.
The awards are also aimed at recognising companies that are positively impacting their stakeholders, the lives of communities in which they operate in.
“Our commitment remains to empower communities through our CSR initiatives wherever we do business. We want to educate as many children as we can, which we believe will liberate households in our beautiful continent, Africa,” added Maphosa.
According to the Company, some of their recent CSR projects in Zimbabwe include bursaries for tertiary students in South Africa institutions, the construction of a church in Gwanda, bankrolling Zimbabwe National Army Charity events aimed at providing sustenance to the underprivileged communities and donating 1000 blankets to three hospitals.
In one of the most prestigious projects in South Africa, Maphosa adopted Upper Corana Junior School in Misty Mount, Libode in Eastern Cape with 700 pupils. Following this move he commissioned construction of six new classroom blocks for the once neglected school, renovated old classroom blocks, built a computer room, built the principal’s office, built the staff room for the teachers, drilled a bore-hall for the school and installed a 40 000 litres tank for running water and ablution facilities for teachers and pupils.
Furthermore he erected a fence around the school and provided a 24-hour security to secure the school, students and staff.
He is also paying the teachers from his pocket and provides breakfast and lunch for pupils at school on top of donating uniform for them.
© Bur-csa – N.W / From our regional correspondent Mkhululi Chimoio – African Daily Voice (ADV)