November 20, 2017
eNett International, a leading provider of dedicated B2B payment solutions, has smashed its fundraising target for Mellon Educate’s ‘Building Blitz’ in South Africa. The fundraising is part of the company’s “Repay the eNett Way” CSR initiative which this year will focus on renovating schools in Cape Town, South Africa.
With poor infrastructure being one of the biggest barriers to education in South Africa, eNett has partnered with African development charity Mellon Educate, to take part in its annual ‘Building Blitz’. In addition to the donation, nine of eNett employees have flown to Cape Town to help build new classrooms, science labs, sheltered social areas and kitchens which will benefit over 3,600 pupils in the underprivileged township of Khayelitsha. Since 2003, over 22,000 people have taken part in Building Blitzes, where volunteers from across the world come together for a week to a build school in South Africa’s townships.
Anthony Hynes, MD and CEO of eNett International, said: “I’m immensely proud of my team for their hard work in raising money for a fantastic cause. The Building Blitz is an ambitious project and I wish our nine employees in Cape Town the best of luck and thank them for volunteering to get their hands dirty. We saw real benefits delivered to the Cambodian community helped during our first CSR initiative last year, and will make a lasting difference to the school children of Khayelitsha township this year.”
South Africa was chosen as eNett’s next beneficiary of its annual CSR programme ‘Repay the eNett Way’. The programme looks to give something back by improving the education and career opportunities for underprivileged communities in high tourism growth countries. This follows eNett’s work last year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which saw eight employees travel the country to undertake renovations in the community. The fundraising also helped support the education of two young adults who wanted to pursue careers in travel.
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