LegalWise seeks to develop long term partnerships with Non-profit Organisations (NPOs/NGOs) which have the best interests of the community at heart and are willing to share and learn with us in the complex environment of development.
Ikhala Trust – LegalWise supports Ikhala Trust in their efforts to provide small grants to community based organisations with the aim of improving livelihoods in rural areas of the Eastern Cape.
The Message Trust – LegalWise supports The Message Trust Reintegration Programme which aims to assist young men in and out of prison to successfully re-integrate into their communities following their release from prison.
The Message Trust SA was established in 2014 and exists to raise up generations of urban heroes in the hardest to reach communities of Cape Town. LegalWise was the first corporate to partner with The Message Trust, investing in holistic interventions to the barriers young South Africans face.
Over the past 6 years, LegalWise has invested in the Message Enterprise, Prison and Reintegration programme, the objectives for the participant which are:
- A reduction in the rate of gangsterism and recidivism;
- An increase in employment levels following their release from prison;
- An increase in the successful re-integration into their communities.
We have witnessed the transformation of young men who had previously made bad choices in life. They are no longer gangsters, but are now “Gangstars” – once rejected by society and now role models in their communities.
Watch the videos below of our partnership journey with The Message Trust.