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Emerald Resort & Casino keeps local girls in school

Young female students face great challenges in terms of hygiene and sanitation at school. To assist, and as part of its main Corporate Social Initiative (CSI) project, Emerald Resort & Casino will be supplying 600 school girls with a year’s supply of sanitary towels.

“Our support for this initiative is based on statistics. Many girls in South Africa will miss on average four days of school every month, which translates to over a month a year, purely as a result of not being able to afford necessities like sanitary towels,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “This means that they could possibly fall behind in class or even dropout of school altogether.

Directors Peter Ponoane and Dan Senekwala with Emerald Resort & Casino’s Tanuja Gangabishun

The lack of feminine hygiene products is an added challenge to pre-existing problems that lead to the high dropout rate of female students in primary and secondary schools.”

To date over 250 sanitary packs have already been distributed to Batloung Intermediary School, Tshirela Primary School, Dr Nhlapo Intermediary School  and Vukuzakhe Primary School. During the course 2017, a further 350 will be distributed to schools in the local Vaal area.

“It is important for the positive growth of education and our future that these girls stay in school, receive a proper education and to make the most of every day,” concludes Tanuja.

Should any companies in the Vaal area wish to assist with extending this project even further, they are welcome to make contact with me!”

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000





Be it toys, school uniforms or wheelchairs, Emerald Resort & Casino makes a difference

Emerald Resort & Casino’s CSI programme recently adopted nine homes that provide housing and care to the disadvantaged. These range from old age care to children’s homes, and are all located within the local Sedibeng District.

“We are pleased to make a difference and bring about real change within our community with this initiative,” says Emerald Resort & Casino’s Marketing Executive, Tanuja Gangabishun. “It’s imperative for all businesses within South Africa to make it part of their CSI strategy to give back.”

The homes that fall under the Emerald Resort & Casino umbrella include Busy Bee Hospice, Kgopolong Old Age, Bophelong Children’s Home, Emfuleni Childcare, Mathwala Children’s Home, Relebohile Childcare, Ikhwezi Lokusa, Pholokong Children’s Village and Lakeside Children’s Home.

Emerald Resort & Casino’s team member’s visits to the homes proved to be extremely insightful. It became very clear that each home had unique urgent needs to remain functional and to continue to provide care and shelter to those that require it most. “Our goal, as a team, is to assist with making the lives of those who reside and work in these homes a little easier,” says Tanuja.

A total of over R400 000, split according to specified needs, was allocated to school uniforms, school stationery, toys, board games, wheel chairs, walkers, washing machines, fridges and cash donations. “We hope that these items, so critical in the day-to-day running of the homes, will assist in making the lives of those working and living here, a little brighter, more cheerful and a little easier.

In order to make this wonderful country of ours a better place, it is up to each and every one of us within our own local communities to make a difference,” concludes Tanuja.

Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                               016 982 8000
Twitter:                        @emerald_resort

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