Leaving a Legacy of Good

Dell’s Legacy of Good programme is not very well-known in South Africa, but it is doing a huge amount of good work in this country.

Doug Woolley, GM of Dell SA, explains that Legacy for Good is Dell’s programme for bringing sustainability and business objectives together to benefit people and the planet.

“In South Africa, we are a level one BEE contributor, largely because of our Legacy for Good programme,” he says.

The Dell Academy in Bryanston is leading the Legacy for Good charge, training young people in the high-performance computing (HPC) environment.

The company also offers between 15 and 20 full bursaries every year, to young people who can then be deployed back into Dell or its partners.

There are also numerous learnership programmes that Dell either drives into communities or into Dell itself.

Dell also runs a number of social outreach programmes, the most prominent of which is its sponsorship of Crystal House school I Cape Town. “This school now achieves a 96% university exemption rate,” Woolley point out.

The company is looking to how it can involve its partners in Legacy for Good programmes. “These are programmes that we can expend to the partners,” he says. “For instance you could take some of our Dell Academy learners into your businesses; or you can use the Academy to upskill your own learners.”

 

 

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