28 April 2023

Sasol has donated essential learning materials to learners from Van Stadensdam Primary School as part of an initiative to uplift fenceline communities.

The school is located in Charl Cilliers, in the Govan Mbeki Municipality.

The donation is part of the Sasol For Good initiative, which involves employee volunteers.

Van Stadensdam was presented with science equipment for Grade 7 learners and 50 school shoes for needy learners. 

Sasol was joined by local companies who came on board and offered different services to the school as part of responding to a call to give back to communities.

The Secunda-based Lael Contractors came on board and refurbished the school’s jungle gym and a playground. 

The South Africa Health Foundation set up a vegetable garden for the school to ensure that learners grow food, while gardening and landscaping enterprise, Extreme Thoughts, cut grass and spruced up the soccer field.

The Sasol for Good initiative allows employees to get involved in humanitarian support in their communities by volunteering their time, skills and resources through company and employee-initiated social development causes.

Employees are allowed 40 hours per annum of paid leave to for volunteer work, in what encourages the spirit of giving back.