Youth get chance to train how to bring things up to speed
Porsche has announced that it is opening its second Training and Recruitment Centre in SA writes Mark Smyth
Porsche "has always been about more than just sales figures and turnover," says Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board of Porsche AG. We would add fast, dynamic cars. He missed that out. But this time, Blume is not talking about fast cars, instead he is talking about giving something back. Blume was in the country to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the company, the local Porsche distributors and an organisation called Don Bosco. No, it’s not a pizza restaurant, but rather a body founded more than 200 years ago to give those less fortunate a fighting chance. "The Salesians of Don Bosco have been working for more than 200 years to give people a step out of poverty," says Uwe Bothur of the Don Bosco Mondo organisation. Partnership One way it has been doing this is through a partnership with Porsche in Manilla in the Philippines. More than 250 disadvantaged young people have received technical training and life skills and all have gone on to find a j...