SCHREDER - Sustainability Report 2023


African Angels Trust (South Africa)

Borodyanka (Ukraine)

Tshinapfene village (South Africa)

YouthStart (Belgium)

The African Angels Trust, based in the Chintsa area of the Great Kei township, receives no state funding and provides education for disadvantaged pupils in the local community, helping them to lift themselves out of poverty. It also initiates and facilitates many other uplifting projects for the area. To help the school’s many students make their way safely to and from the school after dark, the Schréder Together Fund donated and installed six solar-powered floodlights on 8m high poles in the school grounds. The floodlights have improved security in an area that regularly suffers from power cuts.

The village of Borodyanka was badly damaged following the Russian invasion in February 2022. To help rebuild the village’s infrastructure, a lighting plan was drawn up and over 100 energy-efficient IZYLUM The first luminaires were installed around the railway station to give commuters a sense of security and encourage a return to “normal life”. A special focus was also placed on pedestrian crossings to ensure safety for people travelling by foot. Thanks to the high-performance and long life of the luminaires, the local authorities will not need to carry out any maintenance for a long time. luminaires were supplied to improve safety after dark.

After donating solar lighting in 2022 to support the village’s ‘Community, Light, Safety’ plan, the Schréder Together Fund decided to continue its support in 2023 for a sustained impact on the vulnerable women and children in this community. In collaboration, with the NGO Muelekanyi Technical Services, ten additional solar luminaires were delivered and installed. Jean Jaules Wachter, a member of the Schréder Together Fund, had the pleasure of visiting the village at the invitation of His Majesty, MPK Tshivhase, and Khosi Muelekanyi Tshivhase for the annual Tshivhase Day celebrations on 14 th October 2022. Together with Carmen Amurjeeth, Director at BEKA Schréder, they were able to see the impact of the fund’s contribution first-hand.

YouthStart helps young people who have dropped out of school to regain their confidence and develop an entrepreneurial spirit. Short, intensive training sessions, enable them to unlock their full potential by regaining control of their lives and futures. Impressed by the experience of providing funding and coaching time for the young people in 2022, the Schréder Together Fund renewed its support in 2023. We funded and participated in eight full-day training sessions for 16-30 year olds.


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