importance of being an
active member of
the local community.
Our aim is to help empower and develop the young people in our community so that they feel valued and respected.
We believe that it is important to invest in and work with local universities to produce high calibre software engineering graduates. We offer a Stone Three bursary to an MSc student at nearby Stellenbosch University every year, and encourage students from both Stellenbosch and UCT to work with us on an internship during their vacation.
Every year, we sponsor 25 children (a mix of primary and high school students) through Imibala. The funds we donate are used to purchase school uniforms and stationery so that each learner can go to school with dignity. At the end of the year, we invite the children to a braai where we also give them stationery parcels.
Stone Three sponsors education programs through Cotlands. Our funds have helped set up the children’s Eduplay centre and a Toy Library in Macassar. In 2013, for Mandela day, we got stuck in and painted the Toy Library. And in 2014, we participated in World Play Day at the Eduplay centre.
We sponsor the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project, through which we helped fund the creation and furnishing of an education centre at the Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School, which runs reading programs for each child in the school.
We support the Sisonke Circus, an initiative that teaches children of all ages to work together to perform circus acts. This builds trust, respect and great camaraderie among children from all walks of life. We try to attend as many of their performances as possible.