EES’ Engineering & ICT Consultants and Project Engineers are committed to proactively implementing the EES business approach formula to their local communities:
Integrity: Our people believe in applying their moral and ethical principles not only to the world of business, but to the local communities in which they find themselves. Our motto of “helping build a better world”, motivates our people to volunteer their time to various local projects in their communities across the Western Cape and Gauteng.
Gearing: Leveraging our small and dynamic team provides big opportunities to make a difference.
Knowledge: We align our social responsibility projects to our skills and competencies, thereby benefiting and uplifting local communities with the industry experience and expertise of our Consultants and Engineers.
Sustainability: We believe in supporting sustainable and productive CSR projects so that they are more likely to succeed with real, impactful and tangible results for the people they are benefitting.
Salvazione Primary School, Brixton, Johannesburg: There are approximately 250 children enrolled at the school. Most of these children, a number of whom are orphans, come from the Joe Slovo Informal settlement and cannot attend the local schools due to their dire circumstances. EES staff take part in a weekly reading programme run by volunteers in order to assist the children with their English literacy and writing skills.
Manelisi Cele, Design Technician at EES: “I found the experience to be very heart-warming and soul-enriching. It was so good to see the excitement in the kids’ eyes and the impact our presence had. I really enjoyed adding value to their lives, even if just for a morning.”
Westlake Village, Tokai, Cape Town: Westlake Village is home to 8 000 disadvantaged people who were previously living in shacks and have now been rehoused in low-cost government housing. The community Village is situated next door to the Steenberg office park where EES’s head office is located. Their facilities include a Community Centre running a registered pre-school, a Community Advice Office, a Home-Based Care Programme and an Adult Basic Education Programme. Apart from providing financial support, EES regularly assists Westlake Village with other initiatives including painting buildings, replacing carpets in their offices, assisting with fundraising programmes and raising awareness amongst businesses in the area.
Andy Halliday, Quality Assurance Executive & Senior Draughtsman: “It was great to reach out to the local community, and see our small project make a great impact on the people working in the Centre.”
Low Cost Housing Project, Kayamandi, Stellenbosch: EES has partnered with Heart Capital to sponsor materials and resources to assist with the building of a Sandbag house in Kayamandi, the second oldest township in the Western Cape. The sandbag house is fireproof, waterproof, stable and built with solar water heating and a photovoltaic panel for lighting and cellphone charging.
Kim Greyling, Personal Assistant to the MD: “I am inspired by EES which is so passionate about making a difference. Being part of this project forces me to re-examine my personal life to see how I too can make a difference.”