Uplifting our communities
At GZI, we believe that caring for our communities is an integral part of our success.
With a focus on sustainability, we believe in doing our part in the upliftment of our local communities by identifying causes and organisations in need and making meaningful contributions to enable them to prosper.
Free Medical Programme
The GZI Free Medical Programme encompasses a range of community-based prevention, early intervention assessment and treatment initiatives designed to improve the health and well-being of individuals in the host communities surrounding GZI operations in Nigeria.
The free medical programme focuses on pertinent health issues such as fighting malaria, prevention of waterborne diseases and the provision of eye care and vision therapy services.
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Free Borehole Facilities
There is a well-known saying that “prevention is better than cure” and in conjunction with the provision of free medical services and treatment, GZI have undertaken steps to aid in the prevention of waterborne diseases through the provision of clean drinking water.
GZI has installed borehole water facilities for two communities within Agbara, in the Iperin and Petedo communities, improving the lives of over 4000 residents.
As the future leaders and change-makers of our continent, we strongly believe in the power of education and have invested in the upliftment and improvement of several local schools in South Africa. With many schools experiencing diverse and varied challenges, GZI seeks to determine functional areas of benefit that, if remedied, will enable the schools to focus their time and resources on providing learners with the best possible education.
Initiatives in 2019 included:
A donation of school equipment was made to Buhle Park primary for their foundation phase to solve insufficient seating for teachers in their staff room.
Teachers and staff will no longer have to stand throughout lengthy meetings and briefings.
A contribution was made towards a security system installation and upgrades at Buhle Park Secondary School after learning that they had fallen prey to a spate of burglaries and break-ins. By contributing towards the school security, our hope is that they will be able to better focus on teaching and empowering students to take charge of our future.
Our Nelson Mandela Day 2019 activation took place at KATHA Day Care Centre, based in Germiston, which is an organisation that helps children and youth in need. GZI made a donation towards food parcels for the after-school programme. Thirteen members of our team visited the centre to help paint the administration block, clean 10 granny-led homes, distribute food parcels, assist with gardening and to spend time with the children enrolled in the programme.