Since inception of GraySwan we have allocated 10% of our profits to the GraySwan Charitable Trust (GSCT). The sole purpose of the Trust is to be a channel through which GraySwan and other companies or individuals generously give. We aspire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the less privileged.
We partner with organisations that are skillfully managed to competently steward resources while adhering to principles that we value and relate to. Current organisations we support are:
A. CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT (CSI)
- Abraham Kriel Childcare
Abraham Kriel Childcare (AKC) is a registered NPO providing childcare in the greater Johannesburg and East Rand in Gauteng. Their passion is to ensure the optimal development of traumatised children in need of care. AKC provides both residential care and community services and focuses on providing shelter, care and rehabilitation for children between the ages of birth and 18 years old, who have been subjected to trauma, abuse, molestation, poverty and neglect.
- Home From Home
Home From Home provides supported and supervised community-based foster care for orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children through a network of small, family homes in disadvantaged communities in South Africa. They believe that living in a small family unit with a dedicated foster mother or parents and no more than six children, is the next best place for children who can’t be cared for by their own biological families. The children grow up in their home communities and culture, where their home language is spoken.
- Prochorus Community Development
Prochorus offers sustainable programs to ensure that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally. They partner projects with local churches to ensure volunteer involvement, access to resources and integrity of the management of projects. A few of their many projects that we support are:
DREAM – every life counts
Vision for this project is to equip underprivileged teenage girls to discover their unique identity in order to display God’s glory, stop negative cycles and become the light/leaders in their communities.
The crèche caters for up to 25 children between the ages of 4 months and 6 years, on a daily basis with two full-time teachers looking after them from 7am to 6pm.
The netball project aims to improve the lives of school girls in Jonkershoek. They believe a holistic approach is important to develop a successful person in society.
B. ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
- Klein-Ma-Getrain Crèche
The Klein-Ma-Getrain crèche is the only registered crèche in Vlottenberg. The owner and headmistress is Jessika Jones who is well educated and has a passion for children. There is 30 children in the crèche, aged between 2 and 6 years old. We sponsor stationary, food and an educational mathematics programme called CMaths at the crèche.
- Themba Training
Themba Training has been serving a number of communities in the greater Cape Town area for over a decade. By offering microbusiness training paired with practical skills like sewing and computer classes, they equip individuals to become small business owners and enter the formal job market. They have a commitment to serving poor communities in the townships surrounding Cape Town and empowering women to become leading entrepeneurs.
If you would like to support or get to know more about any of the projects, please contact Tania Theron.