Sasol Limited Sustainability Report 2021 - Book - Page 31
SUSTAINABILITY PERFORMANCE AGAINST OUR FOCUS AREAS: GROWING SHARED VALUE – SASOL IN SOCIETY (CONTINUED)
Access to quality education
Quality education is an enabler and
equaliser for achieving sustainable
development, and it is the most powerful
vehicle for upward socio-economic
mobility for every individual.
Early childhood education
In the 2021 academic year, over
700 students were supported.
All bursars were provided with Sasol
psychosocial support opportunities.
• We supported over 79 ECD centres in the
communities in which we operate, seeking to improve
the quality of programmes for school readiness.
• In 2021, we trained and provided on-site support to
over 115 practitioners.
• In addition, we trained 79 centre managers to build
their management capacity and supported them
with compliance and centre registration processes to
enable them to access government financial support.
• Approximately 3 230 children at the centres that we
support have access to at least one nutritious meal a
day. We have established food gardens at some ECDs,
allowing them to share the produce with families that
• All centres in Secunda and Ekandustria can subscribe
and access our toy library. More than 5 000 children
benefit from these facilities.
• We supplied both indoor and outdoor learning
resources for children to ensure that they are
sufficiently stimulated, and that all faculties are
Driving excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) education
Sasol invests in education to improve the quality
of learning outcomes to benefit society in the
countries where we operate. Our interventions focus
on improving education outcomes in STEM, which
contributes to global competitiveness, innovation and
social development. Our interventions start from early
childhood development (which prepares learners with
a strong foundation for learning) until employment
and/or entrepreneurship (which ensures the students
are work-ready and able to contribute meaningfully
Early childhood education
To contribute to developing a strong foundation for learning to ensure
school readiness and holistic development of children.
In 2021, we expanded our role in supporting digital teaching and learning, to
advance migration towards e-learning as a response to COVID-19 lockdowns.
STEM Education in Basic
To develop systemic interventions to improve STEM teaching and learning
outcomes to prepare learners for the future world of work.
To support the development of technical and vocational skills to address
the shortage of critical skills in South Africa.
To increase access to tertiary education and enhance research and
development to benefit our country and fenceline communities.
Enable access to
to our beneficiaries
To provide support to mitigate psychological and social challenges
that hinder academic success of the learners we support.
Sasol Sustainability Report 2021
We contributed to the development of a coding and robotics curriculum
training manual which is being used to train teachers nationally.
In the academic year 2021, over 700 undergraduate and postgraduate
students were supported.
Due to the response plan and Sasol 2.0 transformation programme and
cash constraints, there were no new undergraduate intakes in South Africa
for the academic year 2021.
This year an increasing number of students accessed the psychosocial
support services due to the impact of COVID-19.