4 CSR AND NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Working responsibly and with integrity
Of Soul and Joy, a learning platform for photography With Easigas (Thokoza, Johannesburg, South Africa) Of Soul and Joy is a long-term social and artistic initiative launched in 2012 by Rubis Mécénat and Easigas in Thokoza, a township located south-east of Johannesburg in South Africa, to transmit professional photography
skills to disadvantaged young people of the township and surrounding areas. It aims to teach young adults about photography as a means of expression, personal vocation and professional perspective. A visual platform, Of Soul and Joy offers workshops led by recognized photographers, meetings with participants in the art market, collaborations with cultural institutions and the organization
of art events in South Africa and abroad. Each year, the project awards study grants to the most promising students to enable them to access higher education at a university of their choice in Johannesburg. The program now attracts young photographers from various townships located around Johannesburg, thus extending its reach.