WHO WE ARE
– THE NPO WITH A DIFFERENCE –
The prevalence of vision impairment in South Africa is the highest of all disabilities (32%).
let the blind read
VISION & MISSION
To create an environment, where all visually impaired individuals have the same choice, rights, and opportunities for reading material as sighted persons.
Our mission is to let the blind read, by creating accessible literature through our passionate and knowledgeable employees and the efficient mobilization of donor funds.
We believe that every visually impaired individual should be able to have access to the same information as sighted persons, ensuring equal opportunities.
NPO STATUS & Governance Structure
Pioneer Printers is registered with the Department of Social Development as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), and we are a SARS-approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO).
We strive to achieve transparency, accountability, integrity, and ethical leadership. Our governance structure consists of:
NPO STATUS & Governance Structure
Pioneer Printers is registered with the Department of Social Development as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), and we are a SARS-approved Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). We strive to achieve transparency, accountability, integrity, and ethical leadership. Our governance structure consists of:
Pioneer Printers’ continued service depends on its ability to safeguard and manage efficiently all funds entrusted to us. Central to this goal, we cultivate a sound structure of financial management, along with the building and investment of reserves for future growth, to protect against financial instability.
Our audited Annual Financial Statements show that Pioneer Printers is a financially healthy and sustainable organization.
Over the years, Pioneer Printers has aligned itself with producing quality braille, audio, and large print reading and learning material. More recently our guiding principles have been to let the blind read as we believe that everyone deserves equal opportunities. Our focus, however, remains unchanged: to make a long lasting and meaningful contribution in the lives of those left vulnerable through visual impairment.
In 1930 – The school’s braille printing unit was named “Môreligpers”.
In 1943 – The first braille music notation was printed.
In 1959 – The first audiobook was recorded.
In 1964 – The large letter print was introduced.
In 1980 – The school’s braille, audio, and large print units moved to separate premises into the Victor Vaughan building.
In 1995 – The literature production unit became known as Pioneer Printers.
In 2012 – Pioneer Printers registered as an NPO and PBO.
Our Team Values
We pursue a healthy corporate culture.
We feel equal to the task, we do things with a smile and we inspire.
We work together in one direction and we strive towards one goal.
We cultivate these values amongst all our staff members as they form the foundation of our services.
MEET OUR TEAM
THE NPO THAT LETS THE BLIND READ.
We cannot succeed in our mission without the financial support of funders who are equally as passionate about accessibility and equality in literacy as we are. We have the utmost appreciation for the corporations, businesses, and associations alike who have already partnered with us.
WCED employs key staff at Pioneer School stationed at Pioneer Printers to make reading and learning material accessible for visually impaired and print handicapped learners in SA.- WCED and Pioneer School for the visually impaired
Innovation for the Blind has committed itself to renting the Victor Vaughan building in long term to Pioneer Printers with the specific objective of continuing essential literature production services to persons with visual impairments in SA.Innovation for the Blind