Values and Social Responsibility

We strictly maintain the highest level of personal integrity and ethical values. Kivala-HR’s objectives are to practice a sustainable business model for the well-being of present and future generations. Being successful does not mean that we only concentrate on our business and we aim to share the company success with needy causes and people in other areas of the world as and when we can.

  • 2013 – Kivala Academy Kick-off, Baphumelele Fountain of Hope, South Africa. The Kivala Academy launched its first formal classroom training course, “Essential Computer Skills 1” in November, 2013. The course wasKHR training SA a resounding success and 11 worthy students from the Baphumelele Child Headed Households project received their certificates of achievement and a much needed boost in life. The training took place in the IT training center built by Kivala employees in 2012 at Baphumelele Fountain of Hope in Cape Town. The training team from Kivala Germany and Switzerland have laid the Kivala Academy foundation and set an exceptional standard for the future courses to come.
    “Thank you for all the support, energy and enthusiasm given. May God bless you all for thinking of these young people and for supporting them in this way. It is people like you, who have generously supported this project who will help our young families to survive in the community, to rebuild their trust in life and hope for the future. We are so very grateful for all your support and for your generosity.” Rosie Mashale, Managing Director: Baphumelele.
    The Baphumelele Fountain of Hope and Baphumelele Child Headed Households projects are part of Baphumelele Waldorf Association (NPC).
  • 2013 – Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador – Following the initial funding of the “Próxima Generación” kindergarten in Santo Domingo three years ago, the Ecuador logo Kivala-HR team returned over the summer. This time the main project was to help decorate the kindergarten by adding large drawings and a lot of colour to the walls in each room.  Ramón Rodriguez, a professional illustrator, drew the beautiful murals of animals from around the world before the Kivala-HR team added the colours.  The kindergarten children were thrilled with the result. To view pictures of Kivala-HR’s trip to Ecuador please go to: www.facebook.com/KivalaHR
  • 2012 – Philippi Horticultural Area, Cape Town, South Africa – Our third project was to build a Computer training room at the Baphumelele Fountain of Hope farm. The farm aims to provide young people aged 18-21, who have been raised in residential care or who have recently been orphaned or who are vulnerable, with a safe and nurturing environment, a new skill set including food security, and educational support enabling them to build a positive future for themselves as self-sufficient adults. We added the computer training center complete with equipment and training materials to train up to 12 youths and help them get ahead in the modern world.  See http://www.baphumelele.org.za/baphumelele-projects/fountain-of-hope/

  • 2011 – Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa – Our second project was to equip and fund the setup of a Childrens’ Respite Center at the Baphumelele Orphanage. Called “Clemens Cares for Kids” the respite centre offers live-in pediatric services for children suffering from HIV/AIDS, TB and other chronic diseases. It is aimed at children from 0 to 16 years. There are 12 patient beds with a full care staff. A learning and activity zone has been created alongside a family room where visiting parents can even stay overnight – especially those parents who have a baby in the centre. See http://www.baphumelele.org.za/
  • 2009/2010 – Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador – Our first internal project was to fund the construction of a new kindergarten in a new part of the city. The kindergarten offers enough room for 80-100 children, with a kitchen, bathrooms, accommodation for carers and a huge playground outside (working with Alianza foundation). Following the completion of the project, Kivala-HR recruited its first Ecuadorian employee, who’s remit is to oversee the kindergarten and report back on developments made.