Corporate Social Investment
At CLP we don't believe in perfection but a consistent improvement of self. This is a principle that is carried throughout CLP, by our staff and is reflected in what we do and in our processes.
We also believe that as an ingredient for success, no man is an island and that as an entity we’re a function of our environment. It is through these beliefs and principles that we decided to take an active role in the improvement of those around us. If the future of CLP is to be bright, the future of SA as our primary environment must be bright. Ethe Vetshe Foundation is founded upon the belief in youth and their potential. They believe that by dedicating time to improvement of the SA youth, they’re guaranteeing a better South Africa.
Our decision to support Ethe Vetshe was premised upon this common belief in the future of SA. We would like to see the Ethe Vetshe foundation having a much wider impact and stretching its reach across the entire SA landscape and beyond.
The Ethe Vetshe Foundation
Ethe Vetshe is a non-profit organisation that offers free tuition for high school learners in the Eastern Cape in South Africa in mathematics, basic computer programming, accounting and financial literacy.
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"Vincent Van Gogh
Ethe Vetshe was established by Mavo Salomon in 2015 when he quit his job as mechanical engineer and moved back to his hometown in the Eastern Cape, Queenstown.
He realised children in the area were not getting sufficient education and decided to move back to his community to give back and share his knowledge by tutoring mathematics, basic computer programming, accounting and financial literacy.
We are currently working with a number schools in the Eastern Cape. When we visit a school, we cover the entire syllabus of a grade in two weeks. It is an intensive two weeks with non-stop math tutoring and it shows learners the amount of work they need to learn and gives them a lot of time to practise problem-solving and focus on their problem areas. We encourage children to challenge themselves beyond their inadequate education system and prepare themselves for an extended academic life beyond secondary school.
The long-term goal of the project is to achieve a 100% pass rate in mathematics at the schools where we operate. The immediate goal is to get as many as possible learners to enrol for maths when they are allowed to choose their subjects at the beginning of their grade 10 year.
We also aim to empower the schools where we operate to use the fully equipped computer labs that are on site. Many schools in rural areas have these facilities, donated by the government, but have no skills or knowledge to use them. We aim to share the knowledge by tutoring teachers and learners at these schools so they can develop their computer skills.
Ethe Vetshe is run by Mavo at his own costs and with donations from friends and corporates from time to time. In 2018, the costs for the project ran close to R1,8 million. In 2019, we hope to expand the project, reaching more schools and more learners in the Eastern Cape rural areas. We have estimated our costs for 2019 at almost R6 million and are seeking financial support from corporates and government.
We are a registered non-profit organisation (NPO number: 227-905) and all donations are tax deductible. For more information on how you can get involved and the tax benefits included, please contact us.Visit Ethe Vetshe Foundation Website