Brand South Africa and partners rally to contribute to the provision of quality education

Johannesburg, Friday 28 October 2016 – Brand South Africa in partnership with Rally to Read and Barefoot No More, will contribute to national efforts to improve literacy and education in the Western Cape on Saturday 29 October 2016.

Brand South Africa will, through its flagship domestic mobilisation programme, Play Your Part – work with Barefoot No More and Rally to Read to contribute to national efforts to address challenges in literacy levels in South Africa.  This partnership will also contribute to the goals set out in the National Development Plan (NDP) for quality education and skills development.

Rally to Read is an initiative launched by the McCarthy Motor Group and is successfully organised by Bidvest to help improve education in rural South Africa. Every year, Rally to Read travels across ten school districts, in nine provinces with the aid of McCarthy Motor Group to distribute reading and educational resources to disadvantaged schools.

These resources include literacy materials, toys, books, games, a ‘box library’ as well as shock absorbent school shoes made of innovative material developed by Barefoot No More. Teachers in these schools also benefit from this initiative as they are upskilled and empowered through the READ training programme.

Brand South Africa’s Play your Part team will join Rally to Read and Barefoot No More to distribute these resources while applauding teachers for taking up the baton  to educate. Citizens will also be encouraged to contribute actively and positively to the development of their communities.

Weekend Programme for Rally to Read

 

Time

Saturday 29th October 2016  

06h30 All participants to meet at McCarthy Toyota Table View (Cnr Koeberg Rd & Blaauwberg Road, Table View)

Park according to your team colours in the designated parking areas.

We will provide a short briefing on the project and the schools whilst enjoying rusks, muffins, coffee and/or tea.

Your team leader will contact you a week before the Rally to confirm all details.

07h30 Depart Cape Town in your teams, for visits to 2 schools in the Langebaan, Velddrif area.

This is our second visit to these schools. A short presentation at each school; symbolic signing of the contract between the school and the project and a “tour” of the school.

A picnic lunch will be enjoyed during the day.

Note:  The rally and READ Educational Trust will work in support of these 8 schools for 3 consecutive years: 2015, 2016, 2017.

Rally to Read has positively impacted the lives of many communities and schools:

  • By contributing over R86 million raised for rural education
  • 1013 – schools have been on the programme (1998-2015)
  • 170 – rallies to date, covering all parts of rural South Africa (1998 – 2015)
  • 53 – Different areas/school clusters supported (1998 – 2015)
  • 17 – Series of Rallies completed (1998 – 2015)

Play your Part will return to the Western Cape in November 2016 when it will introduce its interactive and innovate PYP cube to communities to inspire active citizenship for meaningful change in South Africa.

For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:

Ntombi Ntanzi

Tel: +27 11 712 5061

Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488

Email: ntombin@brandsouthafrica.com

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