More Community Trust
EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITIES
More Community Trust (MCT), started in 2002 as Bhubezi Trust, is MORE Family Collections’s corporate social investment organisation.
Development projects undertaken are all self-sustainable, as it is our belief that by empowering communities to contribute their own resources, efforts and skills, projects are kept alive into the future. Everyone has a role to play, which inspires pride, a sense of security, and ultimately greater happiness in each member of the community.
Leadership of MCT includes a MORE Family Collection representative, an environmental education & community representative, a NPO and community development advisor and a legal and governance advisor. Most of the Trust’s operational costs are covered by the corporate social investment contributions made by the MORE Family Collection companies, with only 7,5% of donor funds used for this purpose. This means that 92,5% of all donations are channelled into approved beneficiary projects.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
MORE Community Trust’s purpose is to give long-term, meaningful assistance to the communities in which MORE operates and to empower local people.
WHY – We empower people in our local communities.
HOW – By uplifting the standard of living through support and access to basic education and childcare; skills development through community-based development initiatives; access to fresh water and health facilities; and developing overall environmental health.
WHAT – We connect people (individuals and businesses) to communities through professional and sustainable projects and partnerships.
HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO
Community Engagement – identify development needs through participatory processes with community leadership structures and members
Investigatory Research – consultations and introductory research with community and relevant stake holders
Monitoring & Evaluation – monitoring progress and evaluating overall project impact and success through the impact of the projects on the communities against goals, objectives and time frames
Training & Development – programming includes training and skills building of community members, observing and monitoring community readiness at all levels and providing mentorship
Risk Assessment – identifying risk factors for each project that could negatively affect, halt or slow the progress of our projects e.g. – negative policy or political changes
Project Plan – roll out & handover strategy – a detailed plan is developed for the project along with a succession strategy for community handover