Our goal is to make a real contribution to the social needs of our country by focusing on education-based initiatives in the hope that this will have a sustainable and long-lasting impact./
We believe in making a difference by:
- Contributing to initiatives in a way that is meaningful to our staff, and which encourages their involvement
- Choosing CSI partners for our long-term involvement and sustainability
- Creating accountability, through clear measures, for both our social partners and our staff who are involved with these partners
True to the Lombard philosophy, we build strong and long lasting relationships with our CSI partners, with small partner teams headed by a champion dedicated to each CSI initiative./
- Continue to build strong relationships with each partner
- Maintain accountability with each partner
- Report back to the Lombard CSI committee around each partner
OUR CSI PARTNERS
GEORGE LOMBARD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Bursaries for disadvantaged students studying civil engineering/
George Lombard founded the Lombard Insurance Company Limited in 1990, providing performance guarantees on behalf of contractors in the construction industry. Lombard Insurance has since diversified its specialist short-term commercial insurances and is today the largest insurance guarantor in South Africa.
Living up to the legacy of our founder, Lombard Insurance today boasts a large and thriving client base, from small emerging contractors to large engineering companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. By providing guarantees, George Lombard and his company has helped to grow companies and secure their success for over 25 years.
When George passed away in 2011, a foundation was established to continue his legacy. The George Lombard Education Foundation (GLEF) was registered at the end of 2011 and received Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status from the South African Revenue Services (SARS) in terms of the Income Tax Act (no. 58 of 1962).
The Foundation provides bursaries for undergraduate studies in civil engineering (currently only at the University of Witwatersrand), targeting students who are South African citizens from a disadvantaged background who show academic excellence.
BOKAMOSO EDUCATION TRUST
Providing a platform to fund children’s education/
The Bokamoso Education Trust invests in the future of children in need. Its sole purpose is to offer each child hope, and a better tomorrow through education. Bokamosa believes that a world-class education gives every child the opportunity to achieve their full potential and commits to helping them find that pathway to their future.
Bokamoso believes that anyone can make a significant difference to South Africa’s future and aims to provide an accountable platform for anyone, from individual monthly donors to large corporations, whose contributions are combined and mobilised towards the educational costs of its beneficiary children.
Their primary vision is to provide the necessary financial support for each child’s education (Grade 000 to 12). The Trust also facilitates the opportunity for donors to take an active and personal role in the beneficiary child’s development through mentorship should they wish to do so.
UPLANDS OUTREACH PROGRAMME
Training and developing senior educators/
The ACE (Advanced Certificate in Education) School Management and Leadership course is a collaboration between Uplands College, the University of Johannesburg, and the Department of Education. It focuses on accredited leadership training and upliftment of School Principals, Deputy Principals, Heads of Department and Senior Teachers.
Since 2007, Lombard Insurance has supported three cohorts of participants, totalling over 100 senior education leaders. All educators, the majority from Uplands’ partner schools in the Insikazi circuit, work in senior positions in township schools in the Ehlanzeni region in Mpumalanga.
The Uplands Outreach Programme strives to develop fundamental leadership knowledge, skills, values, attributes and attitudes in school management teams with the goal of educating school principals for effective leadership and management, and to contribute to improving the delivery of education across the school system. In 2014, over 17,000 learners passed through the hands of the current cohort of 25 ACE school leaders.
The Programme provides supplementary support in the forms of computer literacy, site support visits, and individual attention to each participant’s unique needs.
Lombard Insurance funds the Uplands Outreach Programme in partnership with other donors such as Tshikululu and the Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund, and plays a pivotal role by providing general operational support.
Positive Values for a Positive Nation/
Heartlines uses the media, technology and partnerships with key institutions to shift social norms. By providing information resources that promote positive values, they challenge people to live out these positive values in a way that will build people, families, communities and the nation.
Heartlines believes that a bold and far-reaching intervention can achieve positive national transformation
- Encourages people of good will to have the courage to do good
- Challenges people of all race, gender, age and religion to live out positive values to build a better nation
The Heartlines philosophy is that if enough people start living out good values, a social tipping point will be reached which will lead to positive transformation in South Africa.
FORGOOD — AN INITIATIVE OF HEARTLINES
Connecting caring people with the organisations that need their help/
Forgood is an online platform that connects passionate people with needy organisations. It is a social marketplace where skills, goods, services and information can easily be offered and asked for. It’s about matchmaking and change in your community – for good. Through the online networking platform, people can interact with NGOs, charities and other needy organisations to donate goods or services.
It takes the guesswork out of knowing where to start once someone decides they’d like to make a difference. By connecting online at Forgood, people can engage with their community and use their skills and interests to have a real world impact.
People that represent a cause can use this free online platform to explain their cause and its needs with the rest of the world.
Forgood can also be customised to run employee volunteer programmes, giving companies the ability to customise features relevant to its own community while demonstrating its volunteering and CSI activities to a broader market.
BETHANY HOUSE TRUST
Building a nation through basic healthcare access and education/
The Bethany House Trust was established in 1998 in response to the critical need of young people for shelter, access to primary health services and education.
Their mission is to develop and implement initiatives that will establish it as the leading non-governmental organisation in developmental issues affecting children and youth. The Trust initiates, implements, co-ordinates and manages projects critical to the children and youth of South Africa through national and provincial programmes.