South Africa

Caring for the eldery and our future leaders

Sandiswa Hewana

The Aspen team rallied together to support Masakhe Community Development (Masakhe) and Vision4Women.

Masakhe provides weekly food parcels and programmes to approximately 100 people in Holland Park - a disadvantaged community adjacent to the Port Elizabeth manufacturing site.

Aspen's enthusiastic employees attended to various maintenance needs and refurbished the kitchen to better serve the diverse community. In addition, monthly grocery and electricity vouchers were donated to sustain the facility for the next 12 months.

On Mandela Day, Masakhe hosted a breakfast honouring 60 elderly members of the community who received blankets and groceries that were donated by employees.

In a separate project, Aspen selected Vision4Women as part of its initiatives to unlock the potential of future leaders.

Vision4Women has a mentorship programme which was initiated in2012 with the aim of equipping high school girls from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic support, life skills and leadership development skills.

Grade 10 and 11 students were invited to attend ‘Phuhla Week’ - a life skills and workplace readiness camp. Some of our female industry experts in the pharmaceutical, engineering, SHE, HR and finance industries shared their personal and professional journeys and their winning formula through difficult times with the 58 attendees. The Aspen team also supported the camp through donations of groceries.