Philosophy and Mission:
Business Connexion’s CSR mission is to empower young people to be able to change their lives as well as those of their communities through technology. We see our responsibility towards the communities where we operate as business imperative and this forms part of the overall sustainability requirements for the organisation.
CSR activities need to be aligned to:
- Achieve social and economic imperatives,
- Support the National Government objectives in addressing socio-economic imperatives, and
- Ensure that organisational objectives and strategies for sustainability are met.
For this reason, Business Connexion makes, as part of our overall CSR strategy, a clear distinction between:
- Charity/Philanthropic Giving: Once-off donation of money and/or time to a charitable organisation to aid in the immediate relief of basic needs of such an NGO and once-off donation of money towards an event or group of people for the benefit of a group of people in need and/or an NGO. Charity/Philanthropic Giving resides with the Office of the CEO.
- Corporate Social Investment (CSI): Contribution in terms of monetary and non-monetary values towards long term sustainable social impact through resources that address social development needs in which the organisation has a long-term commitment and involvement.
- Socio-economic Development (SED): Social investment initiatives that aim to create sustainable access to the economy for beneficiaries whereby the focus is on the economic upliftment and sustainability of previously disadvantaged individuals (PDIs).
Business Connexion’s CSI and SED focus are on:
- Education and Skills Programmes; as well as
- A School Development Programme.
Business Connexion has an initiative called, letmelearn™ hosting our CSI and SED programmes.
letmelearn™ is a movement to drive positive social connectivity through technology and its mission is to empower young people to change their lives and communities through technology.
Today, learning is not an option for millions of young people around the continent. The absence of learning is a signal of a greater absence: a lack of investment in their potential to contribute, to lead, to be a part of a community.
Together, we can reclaim high quality standard of our education by touching one school, one class and one young person at a time. We believe that technology can empower young people to not only change their lives for the better, but those of their communities as well. That technology is after all one of the key vehicles that can assist in unleashing human potential.
Our letmelearn™ manifesto says:
- letmelearn™ and you will forget my colour, my ethnicity, my gender, my ability, my disability, my religion, my income level and my background.
- letmelearn™ and I will dream -Big.
- letmelearn™ and I will be empowered.
- letmelearn™ and I will lead.
- letmelearn™ and I will succeed. In and outside of the class-room.
- letmelearn™ and you will see how powerful a generation raised on TECHNOLOGY can be.