Laying a foundation for the future bosses of South Africa

Media Releases 14 Oct 2016

The 17th of October is Bosses Day and through the ongoing efforts of the Flight Centre Foundation we are proud to play a small part in investing in the future bosses of South Africa.

The Flight Centre Foundation is a registered non-profit company.  Every month FCM donates a percentage of profits to the foundation with the majority of these funds being channelled into education via the foundation’s bursary programme. The foundation currently provides bursaries to 8 primary school children, 6 high school children and 3 tertiary education students. 

The bursaries encompass school fees, uniforms, stationery, school books, sports kits and any other requirements for extra murals, school trips etc.  The foundation aims to not only provide these children with funds for their education but also financial, emotional and social support where necessary to ensure that the children are fully integrated into the school they will be attending.

Grade 7 pupils Melissa Sathekge and Victor Ighojinna from Boskop Primary School were recently awarded full bursaries to attend Trinity House in Randpark Ridge.  These two candidates were selected due to their inspiring determination to succeed in spite of the personal tragedies both students have faced.  Melissa’s mother died from cancer and her goal is to study biochemistry so that she can find a cure for this devastating disease.   It is our hope that bursary programme will enable Melissa to achieve her goals.

Although the foundation’s main focus is education it is involved in other worthy initiatives through the workplace giving programme.  These include 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela, the CEO and Sympathy Sleepouts and the appeal for farmers affected by the drought.  They also offer assistance, both financially and in terms of active help to Frederick Place for the elderly, CLAW animal shelter, food packing programmes for early childhood development centres in Gauteng and other adhoc appeals.

If you or your organisation would like to get involved in the Flight Centre Foundation we would welcome your donations and support.  As a registered NPC, the foundation can issue a Section 18A against any donations for Tax purposes.

For more information, please contact your travel manager today.