Through our in-house bursary schemes we provide assistance to persons from the previously disadvantaged communities to further their education and training. We also provide financial support to our staff to upgrade their skills and competencies. These initiatives are aimed at ensuring that we are making a contribution to the goals set out in vision 2030, by producing Chartered Accountants who will service the growing business. Since the re-establishment of KPMG in Namibia, we have spent in excess of N$1 million since 2007 towards study bursaries.
In 2009, KPMG was introduced to the Clever Cubs, a school that educates the San Children. KPMG adopted the school as part of its social responsibility drive and commenced this relationship with an interactive Christmas themed day with the children during November of 2009. This was followed with a donation of a computer and printer during January 2010 and a financial contribution of one third of the cost of a bus for the school during May 2010. The school bus is used to transport the older children to schools in Windhoek on a daily basis.
KPMG in Namibia, along with KPMG member firms across the globe, contributed US$2.0 million to the Haitian Relief Fund.
More recently, KPMG was one of the sponsors of the SAN-D to Sea charity cycle that took place between Dordabis (Namibia) and Stilbaai (RSA) during December 2012 with the purposes of raising funds to support families of three San men from Tsumkwe who lost their lives in a bush fire while saving the life of a tourist during August 2012.