We at Amadeus Southern Africa believe in taking a hands-on approach when giving back to the community. As a leader in the travel technology industry, we are proud to be able to provide those in need with access to personal computers and other technological devices. However, we don’t believe in simply donating the equipment, we make sure that our CSI initiatives are sustainable by teaching the children how to get the most out of their new PCs and preparing them for life in the digital fray.
In 2009 we adopted St Laurence Children’s Haven, a home that provides physical and emotional care for up to 30 children. The children at St Laurence’s are our pride and joy and we were ecstatic to be able to set up an internal Internet Café for them. To ensure that the project runs smoothly and to ascertain sustainability, our IT support desk has taken the Haven on as one of their clients and provides technical support and other required services free of charge.
We have also partnered with a number of other NGOs to benefit needy communities. Our partnership with the Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative enabled us to donate 12 PCs to the Orange Farm Project and successfully install them with network access to a small local LAN. The objective of this was to create a skills centre that will introduce the Orange Farm community to the travel technology industry.
Our CSR activities also extend to a
number of schools including Willowdale Primary School in the Karoo and Masobye Primary School in Pankop Village, Hammanskraal.
We’re also finishing 2012 off by partnering with the Boost Africa foundation in Cape Town, which focuses on assisting impoverished communities to raise leaders and world changers through education.Their Afterschool Program Focus helps learners with school homework and improves numeracy and literacy skills through educational games. Their relevant educational programs and mentoring improve life skills, while art and drama help improve self-esteem,
As Amadeus we are proud to partner with St Laurence’s, Khuilsa and the Boost Africa Foundation to lend a hand to children in need with the hope that one day they’ll be able to stand tall and say, “I know Amadeus, they’re my technology partner too.”