CAres

Giving back to the community

 
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One of the core values at Investec is the philosophy of making an unselfish contribution to the society in which we live, and creating global citizens and leaders.

Caring for communities

At the start of your journey as a CA trainee you are given a platform to immerse yourselves in the Investec culture of giving.  The CAres team is dedicated to raising funds to support the social investment initiatives for the upcoming year.

Run by CA trainees

CAres is a self-funded and trainee-run programme managed by a dedicated committee and supported by trainees on the CA Programme. Currently, we are involved in two key initiatives: Just One Child (JOC) Orphanage and the Itsoseng Crèche.

CAres Programme

The CAres Programme offers trainees the opportunity to give back to those less fortunate, and it is with constant commitment and enthusiasm from every trainee that we are able to continue helping the communities around us.

Key initiatives

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JOC Orphanage

The Just One Child (JOC) organisation was established to create a safe and loving environment for abandoned children.  CA trainees visit the JOC and assist with homework and also commit to taking the children on exciting outings, raising funds and obtaining donations to improve their wellbeing and living conditions. The CA trainees also take the children on an annual shopping trip and ensure that each child receives a gift for their birthday.
Itsoseng creche

Itsoseng Crèche

The Itsoseng Crèche in the Eskom informal settlement in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, looks after up to 40 children. Our CAres team are involved in improving the crèche’s learning environment by building new classrooms, implementing an annual curriculum, and providing stationery and supplies. In the past trainees have organised visits to the zoo, a jumping castle day, sand-art and an annual highlight – the Christmas shoebox event.  The trainees have built a vegetable garden which has now been feeding the crèche for the past year.
Itsoseng creche

The children at Itsoseng crèche have recently received four brand new jungle gyms from CAres thanks to the wonderful fundraising efforts of the Investec CA programme trainees. These jungle gyms are specifically designed for toddlers colourful, plastic, light, durable and safe. The children couldn’t wait for the installations to be complete and delightedly rushed to the jungle gyms when they were ready.

Annual Initiatives

The first years are tasked with raising funds for CAres initiative, through a variety of means from raffles to cake sales.

  • In November each year the CAres committee organise a Christmas Shoebox
    wrapping event where trainees bring a shoebox filled with toys to be wrapped and then distributed to the children at Itsoseng.
  • We participate in Stop Hunger Now iwhere trainees package over 20,000 meals which feeds roughly eighty children for a year.
  • The trainees host an Annual study workshop for all students associated with Investec in order to help prepare them for final exams.

Get in touch with our CAres team

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+27 (0)11 291 3760