A few months ago, Nissan received a request for a water tank from the Bahlaloga school and after conducting a needs analysis, they decided to support the school by overhauling the borehole system…
ROSSLYN, South Africa (7 December 2017) This week, Nissan South Africa donated a fully functional water system to Bahlologa Secondary School in Lonsdale, Limpopo. The vehicle manufacturing company unveiled the water system to excited learners, teachers and community leaders.
A few months ago, Nissan received a request for a water tank from the Bahlaloga school and after conducting a needs analysis, they decided to support the school by overhauling the borehole system.
The new water system has enabled all four taps within the school to operate whereas previously, only one tap was operational on the entire school premises. Needless to say, a school with hundreds of learners only having access to one functional tap was extremely stressful and challenging for all involved.
Keba Matlhako, Nissan SA Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said: “Giving back to the communities we work in has always been a priority for Nissan, so when we received the request from the Bahlologa Secondary School, we knew we had to help. Access to water is a basic human right and it’s the gift of life.”
“After we conducted an analysis, we realised how important their request was and decided to do much more than just donate a water tank. Part of Nissan’s global corporate social responsibility strategy is to enrich the lives of everyone on this planet and this obviously starts in our own back yards.”
Nissan staff have also pledged their time to the school and shared words of encouragement with the learners in an effort to illustrate that there are companies, such as Nissan, which are willing to listen to people and help when they can.
School Principal, Ms Mashiane, said “This new water system is going to change our lives. The learners and staff now have access to four taps and that’s amazing. It gives me great pleasure to know that there are companies out there, like Nissan, which listen to our pleas and help when we need it. We are very grateful for their kind donation.”
Nissan is dedicated to serving society in whatever way they can and runs several corporate social responsibility programmes throughout the year.
Via: Nissan South Africa