Wipro Continues to Strengthen its Partnership with Slovo Centre of Excellence for Community Upliftment Project in Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa - November 30, 2015: Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company has contributed R100, 000 to the Slovo Centre of Excellence (SCE), a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) in Johannesburg, to help disadvantaged children.
Wipro has a longstanding association with SCE. Earlier this year, Wipro had contributed the proceeds raised from the tenth edition of the company's 'Spirit of Wipro Run' event to the SCE.
Located near an informal settlement in Slovo Park, on the boundaries of the Crosby and Coronationville suburbs of Johannesburg, the SCE is a ten-year old aftercare facility to support the pre-school and after-school activities for disadvantaged children in the area. Founded by Lorraine Cockrell and supported by a group of volunteers and a small team of staff, the facility provides a warm cooked meal every day, constructive educational and social support, and encourages children to participate in sports activities. The program helps the children improve their proficiency in English, Mathematics and Science whilst providing them with emotional and social support.
Gavin Holme, Country Manager, Africa, Wipro Limited said, "Contributing towards education is a cause close to our heart and in line with Wipro's long term commitment to social and community initiatives. We have been associated with the SCE for three years now and are delighted to be given an opportunity to make a difference."
Commenting on their association with Wipro, Lorraine Cockrell, Founder of Slovo Centre of Excellence said, "The year-end is that time when we really need every bit of support and yet again, Wipro has provided us with some much needed funding. In addition to the donation received in September during the 'Spirit of Wipro' run, this amount will also be utilised to improve our general operations. It will also assist us with our investment into Brain Boosters, an educational programme that focuses on a new way of teaching for Early Childhood Development."
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