COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTThe Nedbank Group strategy focuses on prevention among the uninfected and positive living for those who are infected. Prevention involves largely educational work, while the positive-living programme aims to extend life expectancy and the quality of life of those living with the virus.
The group is also committed to helping children left vulnerable by the pandemic, as well as those living with the disease, and employees are encouraged to become personally involved in HIV/Aids projects.
Nedbank has become involved with the Department of Housing and Social Development in a bid to establish 75 home-based care facilities to help HIV/Aids orphans. The group has undertaken to provide the Department of Housing with a number of properties in possession at nominal cost. A non-government organisation, Project Preparation Trust, oversees the project and ensures that the childrens homes comply with requirements.
The group is also involved in the fight against HIV/Aids through donations to organisations such as Johannesburg Child Welfare Society, Lerato Love Home, Cotlands Baby Sanctuary, Jan Hofmeyr Emdeni Childrens Home, Hospice in Soweto, McCord Hospital and Sparrow Ministries.
The Nedbank Foundation is particularly proud to be the sole corporate sponsor of the KwaMashu-based eThembeni Home, under the auspices of the Ramakrisma Centre that takes care of terminally ill women and children suffering from HIV/Aids.