GUD Filters is a socially responsible company with an investment programme in place that is committed to uplifting its surrounding disadvantaged communities.
Zenzele Junior Primary School in Folweni, who are the primary beneficiary of our social investment programme, had a shortage of desks that required as many as three students to share one desk. GUD responded by donating ergonomically designed lapdesks, that fit neatly onto a student's lap.
In addition, together with Project Build, GUD provided the tools and manpower to extensively renovate the classrooms at Zenzele Junior Primary School. The interior and exterior of classrooms were repainted, windows were replaced and the school grounds were cleaned up.
These improvements have provided pupils an environment which improves their quality of schooling. Zenzele Junior Primary School is an ongoing project, with GUD Filters committed to providing continued support to the school and its surrounding community into the future. GUD staff went on a book drive during the early part of 2010 to collect reading books for a small library and reading room we wished to create for learners. Hundreds of books were collected, to help the learners improve their understanding and proficiency of English, and newly built library shelves were filled with books.
Bean bags and a colourful carpet added a vibrant feeling to the library to encourage learners to utilise the resource centre.
The learners at Zenzele Junior Primary with their GUD lap desks in their new library.