Education

CSI & Do Good

There’s a proverb which says, “give a person a fish and feed them for a day; teach a person to fish and feed them for a lifetime”.

This is how Tracker views the importance of education in building a person for a lifetime. Hence, as a responsible South African corporate citizen, we do our part in providing a lifetime gift of education to the underprivileged communities in which we operate.

Below are Tracker’s educational interventions:

1. MathU

In an effort to bridge the ICT skills gap and the Maths and Science challenge facing South Africa’s schools, Tracker has invested in a number of initiatives to help boost ICT, Mathematics and Science education and training. In 2017 Tracker partnered with the MathU Teaching Emporium which seeks to enable and encourage learners to enter into careers in science, engineering and technology, by providing them with access to Mathematics and Science tutoring via the MathU App. 

Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners from the schools below are empowered through the MathU programme:

1. Magaliesburg State School

2. Tembisa Secondary School

We have also opened up the programme to children of Tracker employees in Grade 10, 11 and 12.

2. LeadChange Developments

LeadChange Developments is a non-profit organisation, with a goal to educate and empower people with disabilities. They target previously disadvantaged youths from impoverished backgrounds, by offering professional ICT focused training and various skills development programs at no cost to the beneficiaries. The organisation has offices in Dobsonville, Protea Glen and Kagiso.

The LeadChange teaching and learning methodology supports the fresh and more practical approach by actively encouraging reflection through technology-based methods. With tailor made and unique methods of adapting to each individuals disability they also use this to address all individual challenges respectively. The participants are encouraged to bring their practical and real-life experience to the classroom.

LeadChange’s mission is “to eliminate the stigma and stereotypes associated with disability, thereby creating a non-judgmental society where both disabled and non-disabled individuals will work together without discrimination to achieve a common goal”.

Tracker has been a LeadChange Developments platinum sponsor since 2017. As a result of this partnership, 88 learners have received ICT and Life Skills training and were exposed to various economic opportunities such as Learnerships over the past four years. Tracker also helped to furnish the admin section at the LeadChange Protea South Branch, through the donation of computers and printers. The support received from Tracker has made it possible for LeadChange Developments to serve the disabled community through providing access to opportunities which include training, employment and a fully furnished training facility.

3. SAPS/ Tracker Tertiary Bursary Programme

Tracker’s partnership with the South African Police Service (SAPS) continues to strengthen as we vigorously combat crime. This partnership, however, extends beyond the professional sphere. Several years ago, Tracker initiated a SAPS/ Tracker Tertiary Bursary Programme, which provides tertiary merit bursaries for the children of police officers who have passed away in the line of duty.

It was initiated in 2004 and has assisted students studying towards an array of degrees and diplomas, that is, in engineering, medicine, finance, law, marketing, tourism, aviation, etc.

We plan to grow this programme because we believe these children are carrying the seed of greatness in them and we, at Tracker, have made it our responsibility to make sure that these seeds take root and blossom. We can’t think of a more fitting tribute to the parents of these children who have paid the ultimate price in defending their country.