Syrex has partnered with the SAME Foundation to help the Blair Atholl Primary Farm School in Lanseria.

Each year the SAME Foundation selects one of its beneficiaries as the recipient of the Mandela Day initiative. On 18 July, it was the turn of Blair Atholl Primary to benefit from a day full of fun and activities.

Ten employees from the company participated in the event and together with the SAME Foundation and other companies, painted the entire school in just one day! Catherine Bateman, HR Manager at Syrex, was delighted at the turnout and the success of the initiative she and her fellow committee members spearheaded on behalf the company.

The kids were treated to a fun day while the hard work was going on … they had jumping castles, egg races and soccer matches to enjoy.

Shai Conco, Technical Manager: Security and Bateman said the Mandela Day initiative is an important part of the company’s CSI program and the company attaches a great deal of value to its contribution towards community development.

“We are very proud of our participation, specifically in helping academic institutions sustain their service to communities. Infrastructure is critical if our children are to learn and equip themselves with the knowledge they need to make it in the markets of the future.” Bateman and Conco share the view that education is critical to the development of South Africa’s youth and believes wholeheartedly in the principle that Mandela stood for, being a strong advocate for human rights, civil liberty and the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’.

“We are proud to be associated with this very important initiative, with Mandela Day and specifically our contribution to the welfare of this school – which serves a growing population, many of whom struggle on a daily basis to make sure their needs are met. We are busy investigating further ventures for this school, as the work needs to carry on so these wonderful children are given all the opportunities to be the success in life, they deserve to be. Syrex is about empowerment, innovation, passion and dedication and this speak to the heart of those values.”