Caring about the world around us

We strive to play our part in closing the digital divide

Knowledge can only be multiplied by sharing it. We believe in giving back and leveraging our unique position within the industry to contribute to cultivating a thriving and inclusive technology sector through donations and initiatives that promote social development.

BBD’s contribution to a thriving IT sector

We are committed to fair and equal hiring practices, grassroot initiatives geared at widening the skills pool, and other community programmes that seek to find and nurture talented individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity. We’re also proud to have women in all stages of their careers meaningfully contributing to our combined success. It’s important for us to show aspiring young women that there are technical roles and space in leadership for them in the industry, and that a viable and positive career trajectory in technology is possible! Learn more about our Women’s Day Workshop this year. 

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Kerus Global

Kerus is a trust focused on providing training to teachers, youth leaders and other community heads to create positive change for individuals and communities in third world countries. BBD has donated a computer lab for school kids in the area to complete homework, tablets for care workers to use during home visits, and projectors and sound equipment for the organisation to host workshops and training seminars.

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corporate social investment

GirlCode

GirlCode is a registered NPO that aims to empower girls through technology and address the shortage of skills and lack of women in tech. As an established partner, BBD assists GirlCode in fundraising and workshop initiatives to help bridge the gender gap to open the industry to future growth and to create a thriving, inclusive tech sector.

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BBD and GirlCode
BBD and GirlCode

Afrika Tikkun

Afrika Tikkun is a non-profit organisation created with the goal of developing and uplifting young people in under-privileged communities in South Africa. BBD is proud to contribute toward Afrika Tikkun’s skills development programme on end user computing and coding for out of school youth.

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corporate social investment

Baitiredi High School

Baitiredi is a technical and commercial secondary school based in Kuruman in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. As one of the biggest schools in the district, it educates over 1 000 learners in subjects such as Mechanical Technology, Civil Technology and Technical Science. BBD is proud to have donated a computer lab to expand the school’s educational offering.

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corporate social investment

Girls & Boys Town

Girls & Boys Town is a non-profit organisation which seeks to strengthen vulnerable youth through a series of programmes, assisting between 16 000 and 20 000 beneficiaries each year. BBD performs the daily operating and running of Girls & Boys Town’s IT Learner Support Centres.

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corporate social investment

Ikusasa Lethu Programme with St Mary’s Waverly

Successfully run since 1990, Ikusasa is a Saturday school programme providing supplementary learning to students from surrounding underprivileged communities and schools in Grades 10 – 12 in Maths, Science, English, Computer Skills and other core subjects. Supporting this initiative, BBD volunteers meet with the students to expose them to technology and the basics of software development, and teach them how to come up with and interrogate solutions to some of the challenges and problems they face in their daily lives. The goal is to expose the learners to how powerful tech can be in making an impact in society and have them consider the various career opportunities available in the industry.

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Ikusasa Lethu Programme
Ikusasa Lethu Programme

ORT SA CAPE Education

ORT SA CAPE works with children and teachers in disadvantaged communities in South Africa. BBD donates to ORT SA’s education programme, which is aimed at equipping educators with the skills and knowledge to introduce robotics within their school environments.

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corporate social investment

Surfers not Street Children

Originally founded as a Durban street surf team, today Surfers not Street Children aims to empower children to leave the streets by offering a programme that fuses surfing, mentorship and psychosocial care. In support of this, BBD has equipped the initiative with new computers and training, and spruced up the space with fresh paint and new desks.

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Tech community
Tech community

Transkei school outreach

Following the successful rollout of computer labs for schools in rural and far-flung areas, BBD had identified two remote schools in the Transkei with absolutely none of the basic requirements to keep their 300 learners engaged and learning as they should be. In aid of this, BBD has proudly sponsored both schools with various pens and pencils, notebooks, colouring books, overhead projectors and other school learning materials to help them better serve and educate their learners.

BBD Transkei school outreach
BBD Transkei school outreach

Zanemvula Junior Secondary School

Situated on a green grassy hill overlooking the wild coast, just 25km from the small village of Willowvale in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, Zanemvula School educates just over 190 students. In the hopes of igniting a passion for tech and better opportunities for kids within this small community, BBD has donated a computer lab and stationery for Zanemvula’s learners.

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Community engagement
Community engagement

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