Growing and developing our community is a key focus at Austell Pharmaceuticals. Therefore, in 2020, the company launched the Al-Noor Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at making a difference in the lives of Austell employees and the community at large through healthcare, educational, and social responsibility initiatives. Since its launch three years ago, the foundation has embarked on many exciting projects to help struggling individuals around the country.
The word “noor” means light in Arabic, and the Al-Noor Foundation was created to be a guiding light for Austell’s charity efforts in the community. These community projects involve women empowerment activities, educational scholarships and even sponsoring grocery parcels for the underprivileged among others.
Former South African president, Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” As a proudly South African company, every year we work towards equipping as many children and young adults with a good education as we can. In 2021, through the Al-Noor Foundation Student Bursary Fund, Austell provided the financial means for students to complete a tertiary qualification who would otherwise not have had the economic means to do so.
Through the Austell School Adoption Fund, we also support schools in underprivileged communities by providing the critical resources that are required to enable the development of future leaders in South Africa. We have also established the Austell Library Fund to provide underprivileged schools and communities with turnkey library solutions.