Skills & Socio-Economic Development
Cybicom Atlas Defence prides itself on being a responsible corporate citizen that seeks to make a difference and strengthen the communities in which it operates. We are passionate about ensuring sustainable development and improving the day to day lives of ordinary South Africans.
We believe that the best way to harness the country’s potential is through education, and by investing our time and resources in education and training programmes, we can fast track development and help disadvantaged families escape the poverty cycle.
As such, we have embarked on a number of projects that provide necessary training and development at all levels of society, including those in marginalised segments of the population.
Amazing Grace Upliftment Center
Amazing grace is a non-profit organisation in Westlake that aids and supports children with learning difficulties in the early stages of their schooling careers. We are proud to have partnered with Amazing Grace to provide ongoing support, through funding and the provision of learning tools for the advancement of the children in the community.
QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA)
Cybicom Atlas Defence has a long-standing relationship with QASA, which promotes and protects the interests of people with mobility impairments. Annual contributions towards skills development and training programmes, have enabled the QASA to advance their ongoing initiatives, that include, driving programmes and computer literacy training, among others.
CSIR (TLIU) Experiential Training Programme
In collaboration with the TLIU and SASCE, Cybicom Atlas Defence has introduced an internship programme, to provide experiential training to young South Africans in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields.
The aim of the Experiential Training Programme is to broaden the country’s current skills base by assisting students acquire practical knowledge that will enable them to complete their respective qualifications, gain relevant work experience and be absorbed into the labour market.
Blind South Africa
Blind SA was established in 1964 with the aim of ending the cycle of poverty for blind South Africans, by empowering them with knowledge and information through education, braille and developmental services. The organisation further aims to break down barriers and provide opportunities that improve the quality of life for the blind community, so they can live the life they choose. CAD is pleased to be a supporter and benefactor of Blind SA’s educational and overall objectives.
Filadelfia is a public school located in Soshanguve, Pretoria that caters for day and boarding students with various physical disabilities including deafness and blindness. Through the support of their teachers and parents, the matric class of 2022 achieved excellent results for the year.
CAD is proud to have sponsored several candidates, one of whom, Bongiwe Mkhatswa, was the top student in the country for South African Sign Language (SASL).