Waterkloof joins forces to help Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School
Mandela Day inspires wine estate to give youngsters a new lease on life
Gearing up for Mandela Day, Waterkloof Estate, known for its sustainable wine farming in the Helderberg, has joined forces with the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project by launching a donation campaign to bring relief to the primary school in this poverty-stricken community on the outskirts of Somerset West.
This eight-week long project encourages individuals and local businesses to donate products for the Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School such children’s clothing for ages 7-13 ; shoes; blankets; educational toys and children books, and non-perishable food to alleviate the school’s crippled feeding project.
“These scholars live in dire conditions in the Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. The lack of education coupled with HIV/Aids, drugs and alcohol abuse have contributed to a 40% unemployment rate with most of the inhabitants barely surviving, having to live without proper sanitation, electricity and water. By reaching out to the school, we aim to make a small difference to this very poor community that has been largely forgotten,” explains Waterkloof Sales and Marketing Manager Claudia Young-Kelly.
“We challenge fellow Capetonians to follow Madiba’s example by giving some of their time and energy to help these kids, even if it is by making a small donation to the school in any form. We must make every day a Mandela Day and realise that the time is now to do right,” adds Claudia.
Waterkloof will collect donations in the next month and a half leading up to Mandela Day or you can deliver your contribution to the following drop off sites:
· Waterkloof – Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road, Somerset West.
· Manuka at Southey’s – Main Road, Somerset West.
· Wine Concepts – Kildare Street, Newlands.
· Steven Rom – Corner of Beach Road and Stanley Place, Three Anchor Bay.
The official handover ceremony will take place at the Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School on Mandela Day, 18 July, with the contributions benefitting 950 scholars between the ages of 7 and 13.
“These youngsters are the future leaders of South Africa and we cannot instil good values through education if they do not even have the basics like clothes to wear and food to eat. We know that the parents of these children are facing financial difficulty and would therefore like to assist wherever we can to improve their unfortunate social circumstances,” shares Claudia.
For more information or to make a difference contact Waterkloof Estate at Tel: +27 21 858 1292 or send an email to Claudia Young-Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project visit www.empowerment-project.org or contact Toni Rimell at 072 214 4150.
Mandela Day is observed internationally on 18 July and on this day people are encouraged to spend 67 minutes doing something for others, in recognition of the 67 years of his life Madiba devoted to serving humanity.