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Conical Technologies and Mini Circuits invest in education
15 August 2018, This Week's Editor's Pick, News

Conical Technologies, a local supplier of electronic and RF and microwave components in South Africa, has committed to donating a percentage of all its sales of Mini-Circuits components in South Africa to Eco Children, a non-profit organisation committed to improving education in rural South Africa.

This commitment was kicked off with a donation of R25 000 that will be used in the organisation’s bursary programme. Eco Children currently supports ten talented children in the Hoedspruit area through its bursary programme, partnered with the Make a Difference Leadership Foundation.

Daniel Haywood, CEO of Conical Technologies, distributor of Mini-Circuits, said they have made this commitment because they believe it is essential to invest in education in South Africa. “The importance of education cannot be underestimated and we believe this partnership will do a great a deal to help an organisation such as Eco Children to perform their mandate of sowing seeds of change and improving education in the underprivileged rural areas of South Africa,” he said.

Corné Havenga, CEO of Eco Children, said she was thankful for the donation and confirmed that the money would be channelled to the organisation’s bursary programme. “We believe in the potential of the children we work with and with sufficient support they can change so much. Partnerships like this will do a great deal to help us plan our expenses and know how we can structure programmes like our bursary programme,” she explained.

Haywood continued and said he challenges other companies in the electronics industry to follow suit and pledge to donate regularly to organisations that work to improve education in South Africa. “As an industry, we need to invest in education to ensure we have resources to work in this industry. Everyone in the industry has experienced the lack of human resources and we believe this is a small step in the right direction to address this issue. There are talented children who just need a bit of support to be able to form a part of the information and electronics industry,” he stated.

For more information about Eco Children, visit its website at www.ecochildren.co.za or if you would like to donate, contact Corné Havenage at corne@ecochildren.co.za.


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