Lampeco takes its responsibility as a corporate citizen seriously, endeavouring to ensure that all its activities have a positive impact on the communities in which it works and from which many of its employees are drawn. It aims to be a facilitator of social development and encourages meaningful and sustainable interventions, always in partnership with local communities and often in partnership with other donors.
This partnership encourages support from governmental agencies, NGO’s and Community Based Organisations, making a positive contribution to poverty alleviation, community development and enabling government to facilitate improved service delivery and local economic development. It places specific emphasis on black youth, HIV/Aids, senior citizens and people living with disabilities.
Our focus over the past few years has been Home of Hope for Girls which offers a safe residence to children and teens who have survived abusive situations, predominantly linked to child sex trafficking. They have two homes in the suburbs of Johannesburg, in addition to an outreach centre in the Hillbrow/Berea area. In total, there are 75 girls in full-time care and another 150 children are supported by the outreach programme.
Their vision is simple: to end child trafficking in South Africa and the culture of exploitation and violence which robs children of their future; and to restore safety, dignity and opportunity to those who have survived this abuse. We have been lucky enough to assist this home with financial donations, office supplies and renovation supplies.