Bayer in partnership with Future Farmers agriculture and farming Foundation
Bayer South Africa has partnered with the Future Farmers initiative based in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Future Farmers focuses on facilitating training, mentoring and apprenticeships for young South Africans who have a passion for farming and would not otherwise easily have access to a sustainable career in agriculture. This partnership is part of the company’s commitment to local agricultural development through sustainable food production, skills development and job creation. The partnership will enable Future Farmers to help young South Africans that are passionate about agriculture and farming to possibly become successful commercial farm managers or farmers.
Penreach mobile Math and Science Laboratory
Bayer in South Africa has joined forces with Penreach to take Math and Science closer to a number of schools in Mpumalanga through the sponsorship of a mobile Math and Science Laboratory. Penreach is a non-profit in-service education development program that improves the teaching skills of qualified and unqualified educators and their schools in Mpumalanga and the surrounding areas. The primary purpose of the mobile unit, known as the Penreach Baylab is to provide Math and Science learners at historically disadvantaged, rural schools with an opportunity to perform Science laboratory activities with advanced equipment, technology and methods not usually available to them. The Penreach Baylab focuses on: assisting teachers to improve teaching methods in Physical Science, Natural Sciences and Mathematics; closing the knowledge gap between primary education and secondary education; improving learners’ study methods and techniques of exam writing; helping teachers to do practical experiments with their learners and promoting Science.
Bayer is a proud supporter of the Public Health Enhancement Fund (PHEF)
The Public Health Enhancement Fund, set up by the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi in conjunction with the private sector, allows the private sector to leverage and contribute to strengthening the health sector and build trust between the public and private sector that will lead to a strengthened relationship for the benefit of all our people. The vision is to foster engagement which will lead to shaping a better future healthcare system for all. The multi-million rand South Africa public health enhancement fund, heralded as the groundbreaking collaboration between the public and private health sector in South Africa is expected to inject millions of rands to assist government in the endeavor to expand the intake of medical students, support post-graduate students pursuing health related studies, build additional capacity in the management of Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and AIDS and provide support to the newly established Leadership and Management Academy for health.
Bayer Supports SANParks initiative in Fight against Rhino Poaching
Bayer South Africa is proud to be associated with the South African National Parks (SANParks) Anti Rhino Poaching Unit as well as the Table Mountain National Parks (TMNP) Dog Unit by keeping the working dogs and their handlers in good health. Through this partnership, Bayer sponsors the dogs in both Units by treating them for internal and external parasite infestations with products such as the Seresto Collar, as well as covering the costs of their yearly vaccines. Handlers are also taken care of with the provision of Bayer’s insect repellent for clothing in the form of Bayticol Aerosol, vitamin and mineral supplements like Berocca and Cal-C-Vita, as well as Life Nets and insecticide treated bed nets for mosquito repellency in the Kruger National Park. Since this project began, we have had great success in keeping the working dogs, used in the on-the-ground anti-poaching operations, in good health. In fact, SANParks has experienced a dramatic drop in the incidence of tick borne diseases in the dogs based in the Kruger National Park since Bayer’s involvement.