SanLucar sets a precedent
Education builds the basis for a self-determined life. Education helps to create a social, fair and productive society. We transmit knowledge, education and training and support children and adults in developing skills to help them live an independent and future-oriented life.
Children with a future
In many countries children already use digital blackboards and tablets. But in many more countries, children don’t even have pens and books. That’s why we give school scholarships and support the children with school material. We want to help the children to get a good education so they can find a way out of poverty.
Child and youth care
From infancy to graduation: The children of our farm employees in South Africa are provided with loving care at our kindergarten. We’ve trained our crèche teachers in the “Amazing Brainz” curriculum, which stimulates and supports early brain development in babies and toddlers. We also offer after-care facilities where children are given support with their homework and where they have access to a media centre. We’ve invested in CAMI, a computer tuition programme which is aligned with the South African school curriculum. Through CAMI our children receive extra academic support in languages as well as maths.
Good school material is the most important thing for a good education
Broken blackboards and school benches, lacking teaching material – these are not good conditions for an efficient education. That’s why we are supporting a programme set up by the ministry of education by renovating primary schools in the region of Gabès, in the south of Tunisia. This entails everything from building a new playground to providing new tables and chairs to water dispensers – changes that facilitate daily life at school for children and teachers considerably, so that they can concentrate fully on the lessons.
The “dop” system is a notorious system which was used in the Western Cape (South Africa) during colonialism and apartheid. It refers to the practise of giving wine to farm workers at regular intervals during the day. The ramifications of the historical institutionalisation of massive alcohol consumption are widespread and still affect farming communities today. SanLucar, in partnership with the association “Träume werden wahr”, are sponsoring an alcohol and drug dependency programme called “choices” – facilitated by Pro-Care, a professional agency dealing with substance abuse.
In addition, we also offer weekend workshops to our employees. These workshops offer groups of community members the opportunity to spend a weekend together at Goedgedacht, a rural farm offering retreats in a beautiful natural setting. During these weekends we work on personal development, life-skills and community building.
Many people want to help to improve the situation in their home country. Take Tunisia, for example. In collaboration with Tunisian universities, students can do their Master’s at SanLucar. They are supported financially, are given insight into the practical side of the business and can work on case studies. A win-win-situation: the students gain practical knowledge and we gain insight into how to improve things in this world.
People with a mental or physical disability often have it twice as hard in Tunisia: they are excluded from working life and thus from being part of society. We at SanLucar open our doors to them. The organisation UTAIM runs several institutions for the disabled – their laundrette takes on all our washing jobs.