The Youth Zone Legacy Network has been established in partnership with the 2010 World Cup LOC to ensure a sustainable impact after the 2010 World Cup in the lives of South African youths. The aim is to build friendships and share ideas that could help us better the lives of the youth. Bidvest Protea Coin share in the recognition that a safe and equitable society is one where young people feel valued and where they have hope because of real opportunities and choices available to them. By supporting the Youth Zone Legacy we connect young people on the field, provide them with life skills and opportunities to develop their computer and social media skills.
The 94.7 Bidvest Hear For Life Trust is an initiative that was established by 94.7 Highveld Stereo and partner Bidvest in December, 2005. This trust was set up to assist people who are less fortunate and in need of a cochlear implant.
Upbeat … that pretty much sums up the mood of Bidvest's heart pioneers after Bidvest invested in the development of low-cost devices with the potential to save thousands of young lives, including those most at risk from the low-income groups. The aim is to assist those suffering from rheumatic heart disease (RHD) by replacing damaged heart valves with reliable devices that are cheap to make and easy to insert.
SHOUT for a Safer South Africa was launched in Johannesburg during 2010. Sparked by the senseless murder of Lucky Dube in 2007, fellow musicians Danny K and Kabelo resolved to create a movement that both raises money for crime prevention programmes and the rehabilitation of offenders and gives the nation a voice in the fight against crime. As a registered non-profit organisation, the SHOUT Foundation is supported by a number of South African organisations and individuals that give of their time, money and support for the initiative.
For the past 20 years a house in Danville has been decorated with approximately 50 000 Christmas lights. The lights are switched on from 1 December to 1 January and Santa Claus is present for the children to talk to or to write a letter to. Throughout the year the house provides many thousands of food parcels, clothing and blankets to less fortunate people in and around the area.
Bidvest Protea Coin take comfort in sharing our blessings with children from all walks of life that need it most and believe that the Danville Liggiehuis will change the lives of many destitute families over the years to come.
Barberton Mines aim to improve the quality of life of local communities around the mine through local economic development, job creation and social-economic development. Contributions by Bidvest Protea Coin hope to assist the Fund to provides financing for investments targeted at meeting the needs of poor and vulnerable communities.
With our humble support we are able to contribute to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) efforts to combat the illegal trade of endangered species. Operations focus, among other things, on Cargo Screening Services at airports by making use of K9 Unit in the clearing of cargo.
Founded by the late Bishop Reginald Orsmond in 1958 and based on the principles of Father Flanagan's famous Girls & Boys Town in Nebraska, USA, Girls & Boys Town has given thousands of children of all races, genders, faith and languages a second chance.
Most of the children arrive at the centre with shattered dreams, sick at heart and often in body too. Some have been physically or sexually abused, neglected or abandoned. Some come from broken or poverty-stricken homes, do badly at school, have discipline issues, reject authority, and lack social skills. The contribution by Bidvest Protea Coin serves to support a teenagers desire to be admired and respected by their peers and improve the healthy development of youth in the broader community through Girls and Boys Town.
Harmony’s involvement in sports & life skills development assist young, exceptionally talented sportsmen from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to develop into rugby and soccer players of excellence. This program also allows students to follow sports career opportunities. Several graduates annually qualify for bursaries to further their studies after their stay at the HSA. Bidvest Protea Coin supports this initiative and hope to assist in the further development of disadvantaged youths.