THE GRAHAM & RHONA BECK DEVELOPMENT TRUST: EDUCATION
The Company recognizes the critical role that education will play in the transformation of South Africa as we want to participate and become increasingly competitive in the global economy. Education and skills development is provided for the benefit of children of all ages including Early Childhood Development, Pre-Primary Schools; Primary schools; High Schools and Adults education in the form of bursaries and skills development initiatives. Early Childhood Development includes aftercare facilities which are responsible for aftercare (including holiday activities and learning) for 90 children between the ages of 5 -13 years. Daily meals are provided for all the children of the crèche and aftercare. The Anna Foundation assists the teachers of both the crèche and aftercare with curriculum development and support via their 3 R’s programme. Currently the GRBDT financially assists children of all the employees of Graham Beck Enterprises with school fees which includes hostel fees as well as a school bus service to take children from the farm to the school and back on a daily basis. Bursaries are furthermore provided for studies at Bridgehouse Private School in Franschhoek.