Established in 2017, Iress Foundation focuses its effort and support towards an already strong and engaged community. Iress employees receive three days of Iress Foundation leave annually so they can contribute to the community. The guiding principles established then still remain relevant today: facilitate, support and promote people engagement; make a visible, reliable, and meaningful contribution to partner charities. Employees receive three days of Iress Foundation leave annually to contribute to the community.

The original guiding principles stand strong: to facilitate, support, and promote engagement; make a visible, reliable, and meaningful contribution to partner charities.

Quality IT education - South Africa

iSchoolAfrica provides iPad labs in schools for disadvantaged communities, as well as support for:

  • #myfuture 2021 provides ongoing technical support for the centre we sponsored in 2020 along with 10 previously loved iPads
  • coding and robotics digital lab is a mobile iPad lab (consisting of 10 brand new iPads)
  • coding and robotics facilitation is a coding club offered as an after school activity.

Yes4Youth aims to close the current skills gap in youth with disabilities. Through Iress’ partnership, four students have been sponsored to complete an NQF 5 level national certificate in Information Technology: Systems Support or Systems Development.

yes4youth.co.za

Decent Work - Talent Beyond Boundaries

Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) is a global non-profit working with governments and the private sector to give refugees and other displaced people equal access to skilled migration opportunities. So far, Iress has hired and relocated five skilled refugees and their families, as well as raised funds for TBB to more people in more locations to access these pathways.

talentbeyondboundaries.org

Provision of services to charities

Iress' 2021 global hackathon saw 177 idea generated across 87 teams, one of the winning ideas was 'Accessible Advice'—a social impact initiative born from a global team of 18 Iress people.

The Accessible Advice pilot launched in Australia during early 2022 in partnership with advisers and charities through Iress Foundation.