In the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, most learners walk to school, some as far as 5 kilometres there and back daily. Road accidents involving the learners often occur because the young pedestrians are not visible to motorists. The Val de Vie Foundation has partnered with Visibility is Life – an organization dedicated to improving the safety of all pedestrians by educating the youth on road safety and providing reflective gear. With a portion of the funds raised from the 2018 Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day, a selection of young learners attending non-fee-paying schools in the Valley will be provided with a school bag with reflective strips on the front and back.
Buccaneer school shoes – established in 1905 as a South African family business – is also partnering with the Val de Vie Foundation to ensure that, with the balance of the funds raised, the most severely financially challenged learners in under resourced schools in the Valley will receive a donation of robust school shoes, with a customised reflective strip.
In the last two years, the Vodacom Celebrity Golf Day has made a considerable difference in the lives of children living in the Valley. The 2016 event raised sufficient funds for the construction of a roof over the quad at Orleansvale Primary. In 2017, a record amount of funds raised ensured that almost 700 preschool 3-5 year olds in Paarl East and Mbekweni’s under-resourced creches, nominated by Valcare in conjunction with the Val De Vie Foundation, were provided with a daily breakfast porridge for 10 months.
To enter the 2018 Vodacom Shop Celebrity Golf Day and provide your support to these worthy initiatives, email firstname.lastname@example.org