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The focus of Softline’s CSR strategy is education. The rationale for this is that today’s investment in education will empower the youth of our country to aspire towards uplifting themselves as well as their broader communities in the future.

The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre was established in 1998 andis dedicated to Holocaust and genocide education and memory. The JHGC works widely in the field of Holocaust, human rights and genocide education.  In 2007, the South African Department of Education implemented a new National Curriculum, which contains a strong human rights focus.  Having operated from temporary premises, the JHGC has recently secured ground on which to build a permanent centre, which  will be a centre of learning for young and old, from all walks of life, to come together to learn from the histories of the Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda.

www.holocaust.org.za

At Softline we believe that the corporate sector has an obligation to handle the skills shortage responsibly and, in line with this, invest in development and mentorship programs which can turn mediocre skills into valuable assets.

Life College is a not-for-profit extracurricular institution which focuses on developing emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship and leadership in South Africa’s youth, specifically targeting secondary level learners. Life College delivers engaging, innovative and effective life skills programmes that teach students to think differently, improve their readiness for life and instil a champion mentality.

Life College promotes the development of entrepreneurial skills amongst their students, via an annual competition called The Life College Xchange. The Xchange provides an environment in which future entrepreneurs can meet and listen to the wisdom of successful business people who generously contribute their time to the initiative.

It is truly rewarding for me to be involved with such an astute project and to hear students describe their interactions with successful industry leaders as unforgettable and life-changing,” – Ivan Epstein

Visit www.lifecollege.org.za