Eleven Springboks joined us in Pretoria, on 15 June, for a joyous celebration during which they engaged with the youth and residents of Kungwini Welfare Organisations, a care facility for people with disabilities.
Emphasizing the Importance of Handwashing and Hygiene:
Not only did they help unload food and prepare a delightful braai of boerewors but the players also participated in an educational session led by Dettol, reinforcing essential practices for the youth’s well-being.
Nourishing Vulnerable Youth:
Marvin Orie, one of the players, remarked, “As Springboks, we believe we are stronger together, and to go out and interact with the children and give back is part of our vision to make South Africa a better place where people can dream and strive to become the best in the world.”
“By partnering with non-profit organizations like Kungwini Welfare Organisation, we create better access to employment opportunities and developmental programs for at-risk youth with disabilities,” says Valerie van der Merwe, FoodForward SA National Fundraiser.
Oom Freddy’s Legacy and Meaningful Difference:
The Freddy Hirsch Group demonstrated their belief in celebrating every child’s unique abilities, regardless of their challenges. Their sponsorship of the charity event with FoodForward SA and SA Rugby reflects their commitment to making a meaningful difference in the community.
By providing nutritious food, emphasizing hygiene practices and spreading joy, our collaborative actions made a lasting impact on the lives of 200 disabled young people. As we commemorate Youth Day, let us be inspired by people joining hands in creating a better future for all of South Africa’s youth.
Watch a clip about the event here.
Help amplify our impact this winter. Help us pack essential food items on Mandela Day, 18 July: https://foodforwardsa.org/events