Community Projects Undertaken by the Sea Harvest Foundation in 2021
From the very beginning, we at the Sea Harvest Group had much more in mind than merely the fishing industry. Our aim has always been to impact the world for good, starting with the local communities that surround our South African operations. Our not-for-profit Foundation, a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), was created to extend our arm to areas in need of assistance. In this way, we get to share the wealth that our operations generate, with those who make this wealth possible. We do this through community projects that support socio-economic development and create meaningful opportunities for social transformation.
2021 was a busy year for the Sea Harvest Foundation NPC, and we were able to run and participate in several community projects that focused on areas like:
- Early childhood development.
- Food security.
- Development of local communities.
The community projects in which the Sea Harvest Foundation NPC was involved in 2021 included:
- Our bursary programme: Our bursary programme supported 42 students last year, 95% of whom were black beneficiaries. Most of these students are children of Sea Harvest employees.
- Cape Town fire assistance: We aided the students at the University of Cape Town, as well as the Volunteer Wildfire Service during the local fires that spread through the area. Donations included finance and food.
- Egg donations: We assisted school feeding schemes, ECD centres, and soup kitchens in the Vredenburg and Saldanha areas with liquid egg donations.
- The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association: The Sea Harvest Foundation NPC provided dust coats and safety boots to 34 woodwork students hosted by the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association.
- West Coast District Municipality: The West Coast District Municipality received a refurbished container to create a central space for all the community safety awareness programmes throughout the district.
- Kumisi Trading: Seedlings, compost, and a greenhouse tunnel were donated to Kumisi Trading.
- The Philippi SAPS Trauma Centre: We donated essential care packs for women and children who have undergone trauma and abuse.
- Diazville High School: We supplied 230 learners at Diazville High School with stationery packs at the start of their final exam.
- Genesis Hub: The Genesis Hub provides training, career support, green jobs and education to local youth. The Sea Harvest Foundation NPC donated funding towards the organic farming programme run by the Genesis Hub, as well as fish and equipment donations.
- Vuyiseka Secondary School: In partnership with SA Rugby Legends, we donated multi-purpose goal posts and field outlines to Vuyiseka Secondary School.
- Other community projects include the Amazing Brainz NPC, and iKasi Media, as well as donating sportswear to an up-and-coming rugby player from a local community.
Apart from establishing maximum sustainable employment, the Sea Harvest Group is dedicated to using its success to develop communities through projects and initiatives that truly make a difference in countless lives. For us, it is not just about helping communities, but empowering communities to help themselves. If you would like to learn more about our Foundation and how we foster sustainable relationships with stakeholders and NGOs, feel free to contact us today.