The Power Group Charitable Fund (PGCF)
The PGCF was started in 2000, inspired by the Bible verse , “Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10). Each company within the Power Group donates 10% of its profits to the PGCF. This is in turn used to support five main charitable organisations and additional ad hoc sponsorship proposals. Though the fund allocations are managed centrally, each site, project team and business division may have specific responsibilities towards their stakeholders.
Go-for-Gold is an industry non-profit organisation aimed at addressing the critical skills shortage in the construction and related industries.
The Power Group has partnered with this industry programme to enable young people from disadvantaged communities to enter the construction industry.
Ensuring equal opportunity
The Department of Public Works and Transport runs its Masikhi’Sizwe bursary programme with the co-operation of the Power Group and other construction companies. The programme provides bursaries to disadvantaged students in construction, and in particular rural black women. On completion of the training period, they are well equipped to enter a promising career in the industry
Eagles Rising, a Non-Profit Organization, takes young people from previously disadvantaged groups through a fulltime 2 year residency programme. The programme aims to inspire, encourage, teach, equip and mentor the students to believe that their future can be different from their past and that they can significantly impact society.
The programme is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 24, who have completed high school – though some who have been identified as ‘young people at risk’, who have not completed their schooling, have been accepted onto the programme.
The training covers Basic Life Skills, Motor Skills Development, Career Oriented Development, Spiritual Development, Leadership Skills Development and Physical Development.
We are proud that some of our current employees are graduates of Eagles Rising.
Habitat for Humanity
In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity SA we offer intense educating and training for new home owners at our turnkey development in Pelican Park, Western Cape.
New home owners receive twenty hours of training, which is beyond the typical three-hours training. Training covers various essential skills such as home ownership and maintenance, legal and insurance cover, rates and payments, and budgeting.