Since inception, PackMan has prided itself in the creation of work and employment opportunities for all South Africans. The predominantly female workforce consists of skilled and unskilled workers who receive on the job training and promoting within is encouraged. Certain services or functions are outsourced to assist others in need.
PackMan also actively invests with new and ‘up-and-coming’ black entrepreneurs in the mutually related field of packaging. They have become an integral part of the supply chain within the business, offering products that range from plastic cutlery to the printing and supply of flexible packaging materials.
The services of Logwood Village, which has 85 intellectually disabled residents, are utilized to aid in funding their much needed operations.
They have created work opportunities for the intellectually disabled and provide permanent residence for adults, respite care for short term placements and contract work in a protective workshop. All work in the protective workshop is completed meticulously, with great pride and determination by the residents, despite life’s vicissitudes.
Work opportunities are also provided by Logwood, to the impoverished surrounding community to enable them to earn an income. This successful partnership has become a vibrant workforce consisting of both disabled and disadvantaged people. This ensures sustainability for Logwood Village and provides stimulation and a sense of worth for its residents.
Sparrow Schools is an institution offering children and youth with learning barriers a holistic approach to education and skills. PackMan contributes to their ‘Educate a Child’ initiative, by sponsoring 13 children. The school’s approach is to empower the children and youth, to responsibly and independently be able to participate in the economy and workforce which is an investment in the county’s future prosperity.
The Foundation School caters for learners in grades 1 to 7 using the remedial and special needs education principles. The Combined School offers the full prescribed CAPS curriculum for grades 8 and 9, also using the remedial learning stream. Sparrow College offers full accredited NQF qualifications in various fields and certain skills programs are offered at NQF2 and NQF3, preparing learners for employment opportunities.
These guys are just a few of the awesome kids we sponsor: