Having established a firm foothold in the Western Cape Civil engineering industry, we started to identify initiatives that would show Nejeni to be the responsible company we strive to be.
We hold education in high regard, and therefore focused on such institutions. Having been based in Blackheath, we looked at local schools and approached Blackheath Primary School. Instead of throwing money with no focus, we engaged with the school and identified their needs.
The school themselves had an initiative to teach road safety to their grade 1 to grade 3 pupils. Due to circumstance, the majority of these learners grow up without basic traffic safety being taught at a young age and this results in an immense amount of poor traffic knowledge related accidents. Children do not know the traffic rules and regulations and therefor don’t acknowledge the danger of crossing the road before looking, this causes hundreds of accidents involving children.
It was decided to assist by doing what we do best, civil engineering construction, so we constructed a tar platform with road markings where this could be taught in a safe environment.
Our team investigated, designed and constructed the platform that the school would not have been able to allocate budget for. We also supplied the school with road signs to assist with the training initiative.