Education is a critical priority in all of the countries in which we operate and an area that has significant impact on the future success of the African continent. At the same time, as a company we rely on national education systems to produce a consistent pool of highly qualified technical and commercial graduates to take our business into the future.

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We currently invest in the following initiatives:

Engen Maths and Science Schools

In South Africa, our focus on Education aims to drive the development of a growing pool of technical and commercial human resources, providing supplementary support to government efforts to promote Maths and Science education. Our investment is aligned to the Engen bursary programme and skills development scheme to ensure continuity and to maximize Engen's investment on all fronts.

Currently, Engen supports nine Maths and Science schools across South Africa, including four in the areas around our refinery in South Durban

The Engen Maths and Science School programme evolved out of the Engen Saturday Schools initiative, launched in the mid-1980s. It exposes learners from grades 10 to 12 - who show potential in maths and science - to high-quality teachers and educational materials.

Engen Maths and Science Schools matric pass rate for the past 5 years has been over 90%, which is well above the national average.


Computer School

The Engen Community Computer School, based in the area surrounding our Refinery, offers nationally recognised certificate (NQF Level 3) computer courses to community members. The school currently provides computer skills training to approximately 300 students annually.

Mobile Library

To promote and improve literacy, Engen donated eight mobile libraries to Durban East Primary School in 2015. Each unit contains 200 books chosen for their appropriateness to the different grades in partnership with the school.


Some of our other recent investments in education include:

2015

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Botswana Kgomodiatshaba Primary School Engen assisted with the provision of library services
Mauritius Centre for the Education and Development of Mauritian Children NGO assisting vulnerable children, including those with disabilities, orphans, victims of abuse, the poor and street children
Mauritius Caritas Nursery Project (Crèche Ste Anne) Part finance of a new building complete with music, video and playground facilities that are required to ensure early childhood development of infants.
South Africa Athlone School for the Blind Training and stipends for classroom assistants to visually impaired educators
South Africa Work 4 you NPO who support children with disabilities by providing skills training and work placement
South Africa Sithandiwe Disabled Care Centre NPO who provide a safe haven for physically and mentally disabled children
South Africa Khanyisa School for the Blind Provision of matresses and blankets for boarders

2014

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Ghana Otumfumo Education Fund Assistance for under-privileged students

2013

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Botswana Adopt a School initiative Equipment for Learning center at Mogorosi Primary School
Namibia Ukwi-yuushona Primary school and Okatana Primary school Construction of four classrooms in rural Namibia

2012

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Botswana Northside Primary School Association Des Amis De Don Bosco
Botswana Adopt a School initiative Create a Library at Kgoro Primary
D.R.C. French school Rally for children of in war ravaged  Eastern DRC
Mauritius Association Des Amis De Don Bosco Facilities and services for children in need of special education

2011

CountryBeneficiaryCause
Mauritius Association Des Amis De Don Bosco Facilities and services for children in need of special education
Mauritius Lois Lagesse Trust Fund Rehabilitation of the visually impaired through education and training