Libertys focus on education
31 Jul 2019
Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, once said “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” An education is our passport to the future; it gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world; it teaches us logic and the ability to reason; and it helps us to understand how we can build a more sustainable world.
Liberty’s Corporate Social Investment strategy places a strong focus on education – offering support from cradle to career will ensure that children are given all the opportunities to become successful members of society.
This year, Liberty employees from Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria collaborated in teams and successfully packed 250 000 meals that will feed 780 children for an entire year. This brings the total number of food parcels packed over the last 4 years to 850 000, feeding 3120 children.
Tracey Unser, Divisional Executive: Corporate Citizenship at Liberty says, “At Liberty we are passionate about education because it’s the bedrock of achieving a sustainable future for our country. In addition to Mandela Day, this year close to 5,000 pairs of shoes were donated to learners in nearly 30 schools. With so many families not being able to afford shoes for their children, we’re so proud that our employees heeded the call to improve lives… one shoe at a time.”
Secure your child's access to quality education
Gaining access to education is important for everyone, but the rising cost of education in South Africa is making it increasingly difficult to achieve this goal. Therefore, it’s essential to have a back-up plan in place to ensure that even when the unexpected happens, your loved ones can still get the education they need.
Liberty’s EduCator benefit covers the cost associated with a nominated child’s tuition fees should a parent die or become disabled. The tuition fees include school fees from pre-primary level through to the completion of the first undergraduate qualification as well as achievement and supplementary allowances.
The EduCator benefit pays the benefit until your child reaches the age of 24. Also, should you and your children move abroad, your children will still be eligible to attend one of Liberty's approved international tertiary institutions provided the underlying benefit remains in-force. This flexibility provides the peace of mind that the EduCator benefit will keep up with any of your lifestyle changes.
For more details about benefits, fees, limitations, charges, premiums or other conditions and associated risks, contact your Liberty Adviser or your Broker.
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