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BASF Donation to Bauleni Special Needs School

06/06/2017 AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie, Member News

BASF in Southern Africa contributes to science
education at Bauleni Special Needs School in Lusaka, Zambia 

  • BASF Zambia Ltd. and BASF Holdings South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. jointly donate K100,000 to Zambian community school 
  • BASF globally supports science education to inspire an interest in the natural sciences amongst learners

Lusaka, Zambia - 05 June 2017.

BASF Zambia, in collaboration with BASF Holdings South Africa, recently donated K100,000 towards science education programmes for children at the Bauleni Special Needs School in Lusaka, Zambia.
At the donation event, BASF Zambia’s Managing Director, Dr Eike Hupe, said that BASF is committed to uplifting and improving the quality of life in the communities within which the company operates, with special reference to previously disadvantaged communities through Corporate Citizenship projects, programs and Corporate Volunteering projects.
“BASF’s global and local Corporate Citizenship focus is in accordance with our global strategy: ’We create chemistry for a sustainable future’,” said Dr.  Hupe. “Science education is important to BASF. We want to inspire an interest in the natural sciences amongst our African youth. Therefore, it is essential for BASF to support the access to well-developed mathematics and science programs at schools in the communities around the company’s areas of operation.”

By engaging with the Bauleni Special Needs School in Lusaka, Zambia, close to BASF Zambia’s business, BASF appreciated the vision of the school to become a recognised Center of Excellence to develop learners to their maximum potential.  In support of this vision, BASF made the donation to support the children at the school who currently are seldom exposed to chemistry experiments during their school years.
Bauleni Special Needs (Inclusive) School is currently educating  over 800 learners from Grades 1 up to grade 9. The school was established in 1998 and is a multi-faceted NGO, which is commited to empowering all their young learners in a sustainable and also inclusive way. The school has a strong focus on quality education and skills training. BSNS Project Director Sr Lynn Walker explains: “We have a 5-year strategic plan which includes provision of proper science facilities to allow the teaching of science. We are very excited that BASF has contributed towards this goal which will enable our learners, who are often poverty-stricken or who have a physical disability but are academically brilliant, to be exposed to science experiements in future. Science education is a crucial component of the school curriculum and BASF’s financial contribution will go a long way to buy science equipment and materials. We are extremely grateful.“


About BASF, Southern Africa

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. BASF has been founded in South Africa, which is the hub into Sub-Saharan Africa, 50 years ago. Headquartered in Midrand, Johannesburg, the BASF Group in South Africa and Zambia consists of six companies with main locations in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, and Lusaka. BASF has five productions sites, including a world-class automotive emissions catalysts production site in Port Elizabeth and a dispersions production plant located in Durban, which is producing and exporting acrylic dispersions. BASF employs around 1000 people in Southern Africa.
Industry portfolios represented in the country include chemicals, plastics, dispersions, agricultural products and nutrition. BASF products are used for industrial applications in a variety of sectors including paper, packaging, leather, detergents, cosmetics, construction, mining, agriculture and automotive industries. For further local information, visit the Website: www.basf.co.za  For news updates, follow us on Twitter @ BASF_Africa and like us on Facebook/BASF.Africa.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.