Waterkloof will continue its efforts to help the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project this Mandela Day.
On Thursday 18 July, former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday and a date now widely recognised as Mandela Day*, the Waterkloof team will head to the poverty-stricken community of Sir Lowry’s Pass on the outskirts of Somerset West.
“This year, Waterkloof has generously contributed to the Sir Lowry’s Pass Literacy Project,” comments Sales and Marketing Manager Claudia Young-Kelly. “Our donations will help to build, furnish and facilitate classrooms to host these vital projects. We are excited to view the progress of these classrooms to date on Thursday”.
The team will also be handing out nutritious soup, fresh bread and cool drinks to the children of the Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School during their visit this Thursday.
“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 Claudia.
In 2012, Waterkloof – in conjunction with the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project – initiated a donation campaign which challenged individuals and local businesses to donate clothing, educational toys and non-perishable food to the crippled Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School. This campaign culminated with a charity handout at the school on 18 July, with the contributions benefitting 950 scholars between the ages of 7 and 13. Waterkloof donated school shoes and socks to 125 Grade 1 learners and also provided soup, sweets and drinks to all the scholars on the day.
For more information or to make a difference contact Waterkloof on +27 21 858 1292 or send an email to Claudia Young-Kelly at email@example.com.
For more information on the Sir Lowry’s Pass Community Empowerment Project visit www.empowerment-project.org or contact Toni Rimell on 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.