The Big Brother Project, implemented in 2005, is designed to expose previously under-privileged Grade 11 and Grade 12 scholars to the business world and the various facets therein.
With the assistance of big business – by means of various internships – the members of the Big Brother Project are given career guidance with a “hands on” approach.
From the experiences learned through the project they are then able to make informed decisions as to their career path and acquire insightful and developed business skills ordinarily not accessible to them.
Success has been phenomenal in this area. Companies and businessmen are invited to join us in co-hosting the project with us. All management and facilitation is done by our offices. We will allocate interns to you according to your available times. Should you be interested, kindly contact Leon Dunn per email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY / BEE POLICY
Dunn and Associates has a structured Policy, which has been implemented and is embodied in a Plan, which is set out below
More than 100% of all of Dunn and Associates’ employees, including Professionals, are persons who come from previously disadvantaged groups. The Partners, candidate attorneys and general office staff are predominantly persons of colour.
It is the objective of Dunn and Associates to:
- Ensure that the percentage of employees, both professional and/or other, which come from previously disadvantaged groups remains above 80%.
- Eliminate unfair discrimination, which may exist in employment policies, practices and procedures.
- Promote diversity and respect for all employees in the workplace.
- Implement appropriate measures regarding the training and retention of designated persons.
- Ensure a working environment where opportunities and treatment is not dependent on race, gender, religion or any arbitrary ground.
- Ensure that no person employed and/or other will not be discriminated against either directly or indirectly on any of the grounds as listed in the Constitution of South Africa and/or any other arbitrary ground.
- Ensure the facilitation of the employment of disabled persons on receipt of a suitable application for employment.
- The encouragement of employees to educate themselves as to diversity in the workplace in order to promote the equal dignity and respect of all people, as well as awareness of different cultures and practices.
- Make available funds to any employee who wishes to equip themselves with the appropriate skills needed to advance themselves within the company.
- The aforementioned funds will be expended primarily on previously disadvantaged persons in an endeavour to correct the effect of past educational discrimination.