BRING CHANGE THIS MANDELA DAY WITH “AN AMAZING RACE” AT THE V & A WATERFRONT
Shop for good
It’s almost time for our beautiful country to unite in celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela through contributing to change on Mandela Day, 18 July.
We are excited to introduce a fun and innovative way of being part of the change. Companies are invited to join Angel Projects and the V & A Waterfront for an experience where teams get to decipher clues as they shop for designated beneficiaries for an all-inclusive cost of R167 plus VAT per person (teams of 3).
Join us on this journey as we continue to unite in the upliftment of those in need specifically in the following causes:
- No Poverty
- Zero Hunger
- Good Health and Well-being
- Responsible Consumption and Production
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Space is limited so contact us today to find out more or to secure your teams’ place. This event promises to be fun, interactive, and a great way of making change while building team spirit.
Contact Brenda today to secure your teams' booking, 084 842 6671 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RUGBY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Transformation in sports should start with social development
The need for transformation in rugby is high on the agenda of everyone involved in the sport. There is a need to develop rugby in a sustainable and truly transformational way. After meetings with the KZN Rugby Union in 2015, it was agreed that for the sport to be truly transformed, development should take place from a young age at grassroots level. To be effective, this development process needs to not only develop rugby skills but must also help young men to become responsible adults. Only in this way, will rugby become aligned to the demographic of South Africa.
CURRENT ISSUES WITHIN DEVELOPMENTAL RUGBY
Form observation of local development rugby, sponsorships and funding is poor, attendance of players is poor and there is very little commitment from the schools. Due to this, very few high quality players of colour come through the ranks. This makes it extremely difficult for provincial and national teams to meet their development requirements.
Research was undertaken on sport developmental programs, including cricket, cycling and soccer.
The evidence from these programs is clear, for those involved in these programs, there is:
- Reduction in HIV and general improvement in the health of the children.
- Better school marks.
- Better success in finding jobs after school.
- Less criminal involvement.
For any program to be effective, it is important to develop the child as a whole. The aim of the program is to develop players that are strong, healthy and committed role models to their peers. A well-structured and sustainable program will be received more favourably by donors who will hopefully get involved on a long term basis.
The program will involve 8 primary schools and 8 secondary schools, in and around Chesterville.
It is vitally important to involve the schools in the program, if we are to be successful a “Hot spot” committee will be set up, to include a representative (educator) from each school. The committee will be made up as follows:
- Deputy Chairperson
- 8 x high school representatives
- 8 x primary school representatives
- Rep for womens’ rugby
- Club rugby rep (if available).
There will also be a second tier committee consisting of the coaching co-ordinator and the coaches.
The package will consist of the following elements-
Weekly coaching sessions;
Coaching will take place on a weekly basis, managed by Randall Fortuin. Children from different schools will be pooled according to ages, to practice together. The Sharks have committed to train additional coaches to obtain a level 1 coaching qualification (training of coaches take place over 2 days and will be done at Growth Point Kings Park Stadium).
Life Skills Program;
Though rugby is the mail focus, we strongly believe that children should be developed as a whole. iThemba Lethu has shown interest in coming on board with this program. iThemba Lethu is a community based NPO already working with 7 schools in the Cato Manor area.The Behavioural Change Intervention program aims at reducing HIV infections through building self-value and exploring potential/destiny of learners. This intervention is implemented through the Life Orientation Timetable of the CAPS designed curriculum. The curriculum has been endorsed by the Department of Education.
A nutritional element ;
Children often have a poor diet, having too little to eat, or consume empty kilojoules. This hampers their ability to learn and grow and makes it impossible to partake in strenuous physical activities. We have identified a partner to come on board to assist with nutritional evaluations, supplying solutions in the form of nutritional milkshakes and to work out nutritional programs for the teams. Additional funding will be needed to implement the program fully.All players would be given a fortified porridge to consume each morning. This will be fortified with 50% of the daily requirement of most vitamins and minerals. Prior to practice, each player would be given a power shake, once again fortified with vitamins and minerals and on each match day, the players would be given energy biscuits.
A daily training program for players
Randal and his team will supply children with a training program to follow on off days. This program aims at giving them a reason to stay off the streets, something to focus on other than their circumstances, and to teach them commitment to your dreams.
Visits by Sharks player to mentor and motivate
To inspire the new players, Shark players will visit the weekly training sessions to motivate and inspire the young players. The ideal will be for at least one Sharks player to visit each week. This will (of course) depend on the Sharks’ own training program and match commitments.
Sponsorships will need to be obtained for sporting equipment and kit for the players.
Games against bigger clubs
Players will be selected to form a Chesterville Team, to play against other areas or schools in Durban on a regular basis.
Transformation in rugby requires us to develop players from grass roots at an early age. This can only be done with the involvement of committed coaches and having the support from funders, the schools and the community. We are committed to driving this program and garnering the support of all these role players. Though limited coaching in this program has taken place, we are currently seaching for a sponsor to fully implement the program as outlined above, not just in Chesterville, but also in other areas.
Contact us for more information on how you could be part of transformation, and earn B-BBEE points in return.
CONNECTING SOCIALLY RESONSIBLE CLIENTS WITH THOSE IN NEED
Angel Projects (Pty) Ltd
Angel Projects was started in 2010 by Brenda Scheepers combining her passion for the less fortunate and business experience to address growing needs within local communities across South Africa. In 2015 Angel Projects became a member of Domino Business and was registered as a level 2 B-BBEEE service provider with 52% of profit directly benefiting a local community through this partnership. Since its inception Angel Projects has assisted over 40 corporate clients with a wide variety of projects ranging from team building initiatives to turnkey projects appropriating a company’s full Corporate Social Investment (CSI) budget to benefit thousands of individuals in over 33 local communities nationally.
Benefitting Corporates and Communities
At Angel Projects we provide a platform where CSI custodians are able to entrust either a portion of, or their complete CSI budget to us for maximum benefit against the updated B-BBEEE codes. Our turnkey customised projects would then lend itself to optimised press coverage ensuring communities benefit as well as the client through strategic synergies.
Our team is particularly adept at either developing a client’s current CSI initiative for deeper benefit both to the community and client, as well as developing new avenues of CSI projects for strategic alignment, B-BBEEE benefit and press interest.
Sustainability through new partnerships
We are best described in the following video clip.
Our recent partnership with Domino Business has opened the door to being more effective both in communities in need of upliftment opportunities as well as clients needing a trusted, simpler answer to the latest B-BBEEE codes. As a single service provider we are now;
- Rated level 2 B-BBEEE for optimised supplier benefit
- VAT registered for accounting benefits
- Able to provide aligned project management specific to relevant Sector Codes
To date our operations have afforded over 40 socially responsible clients the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to 33 communities in a number of projects benefitting thousands of individuals over our 5 years of operation.
Our key strength is in collaboratively working with a client to provide a complete project management service in delivering CSI projects aligned with the client’s strategy and new B-BBEEE codes.
- 3 Computer Laboratories nationally positioned benefitting 3 500 learners in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and Western Cape.
- 25 Vegetable tunnels – job creation, income generation, food production
- 21 Paint parties – beautifying renovations, painted blankets
- 9 Crèche, school building and playground renovations
- 4 Years of numerous Mandela Day projects
Read more about two areas of what we offer: