INTRALOT SUPPORTS EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
INTRALOT’s subsidiary, INTRALOT South Africa, actively supports education in the country participating for the third consecutive year at the fundraising event of “Adopt-a-School Foundation”. INTRALOT’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme in South Africa focuses on education and children’s well-being. The company is assisting the “Adopt-a-School Foundation” a project of the Shanduka Foundation, in its endeavors to improve education at schools in the less advantaged provinces of the country and support its multi-year plan for the roll out of infrastructural improvements and the creation of an equal opportunities’ environment for students.
Ms. Donné Nicol, Director of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, stated: “The work of the Adopt-a-School Foundation would not be possible without corporate partners such as INTRALOT South Africa. This year’s Back 2 School party raised over R1 million on the night and made a profit of over R2.5 million from table sales, all of which is going directly to projects in 22 previously disadvantaged schools.”
Dr. Yannis Rondiris, Managing Director Africa Sub Sahara Region of the INTRALOT Group, commented on the occasion of the sponsorship event that took place in Johannesburg: “INTRALOT South Africa, following the Group’s core philosophy to always support the local communities of the countries where it operates, is actively participating at this significant initiative that boosts education and creates an ideal environment for children to increase their knowledge and develop their abilities and skills.”
Adopt-a-School Foundation was founded in 2002 by a group of concerned South African individuals, led by Cyril Ramaphosa. The Foundation was initiated to bring about an effective change in the education environment in South Africa that is conducive to learning and teaching. The Foundation acts as a vehicle that assists individuals and companies to invest effectively in education enabling them to participate in and improve the conditions of schools in historically disadvantaged communities. The ingenuity of the adoption model is that it cements a long term partnership between adopters, donors and the school community. This partnership approach creates direct benefits for the local communities through the creation of employment, the involvement of parents, the transfer of skills and the development of the learners to become productive citizens.
As an active corporate citizen, INTRALOT Group contributes to the enhancement of the quality of life and the development of local communities through its social programme “INTRALOT - We care a lot”. The programme focuses on supporting initiatives for the advancement of education, the health and public welfare, the conservation of cultural heritage and the sustainability of our planet.
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in more than 53 countries, with approximately 5.400 people and revenues of €1.1 billion for 2010, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.