AVI recognises the value of contributing to sustainable economic development through working with employees, their families, local communities and society at large, to improve quality of life, and position itself as an organisation with whom it is desirable to do business.

The company’s Socio-Economic Development (SED) and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme reflects our support of initiatives that fall outside of our day-to-day enterprise, intended to bring about positive social and economic changes to historically disadvantaged communities and to enhance the environment in which the company operates.

The company’s primary focus areas are education, development programs, health and community training and skills development. From time to time the relevance of these primary focus areas will be considered in light of changing social and economic conditions and the effectiveness of the projects underway.


Tertiary Bursary Programme

AVI’s Community Trust believes that it is crucial to fund deserving children from disadvantaged backgrounds with bursaries to further their education at a tertiary institution. In 2012 AVI sponsored 19 students to
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Learn To Earn

Learn to Earn in the Khayelitsha and Hermanus areas is an organisation assisting unemployed individuals with skills to become economically active. AVI’s donation goes toward assisting individuals to regain their
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Star Schools

The AVI Star Schools Incubator Programme affords grade 10, 11 and 12 children from 27 township schools the opportunity to attend additional classes in Mathematics, Science and English. AVI currently
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Rural Education Access Programme (REAP)

REAP assists carefully selected matriculants from poor rural communities to access tertiary education. Incorporated into this assistance is a comprehensive support programme for the duration of their undergraduate studies. The
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St. Mary

St. Mary’s hospital provides home based care and a drop-in centre for the residents of the surrounding areas, and in particular to the high number of people who are infected
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Peninsula School Feeding Association

In partnership with AVI, the Peninsula School Feeding Association assists in the feeding of children in six primary schools in the Western Cape on a daily basis. Often this is
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