The CoGH SPCA has been an official charity of the ABSA Cape Town 12K CITYRUN since 2016 and we are honoured to once again be nominated as their official charity for this year’s event. Our journey together has been remarkable and our partnership has seen the rescue and rehoming of thousands of stray, abandoned, confiscated and unwanted animals.
Sometimes it takes an entire Team of people to save just one animal like Gracie. She had lay injured on the side of the road for 3 days before a special someone finally stopped to help her. This good Samaritan was violently mugged mid-rescue and in spite of this still ensured that he got Gracie safely to the SPCA. Gracie’s back legs were crushed and as a welfare hospital we just didn’t have the specialised equipment needed to help her. We had to call on the services of some friends to ensure that Gracie got the surgery she needed and then hope that she would recover well enough for us to start the search for a loving home for her. Today Gracie lives with her rescuers but her life of happiness would not have been possible without the team of people who cared enough to give so much in aid of saving just one life.
Now we are asking all runners to join the team of people who unite to fight against animal suffering and to take on this epic race in a bid to save many lives, lives that matter like Gracie’s.
“The Cape Town 12k CITYRUN is an inspiring event,” says Challenge Fundraising Office Natasha Johannes. “We love the people and we love the vibe. We are truly appreciative for the donations we have received to date because of a community of passionate animal lovers. No words can describe the joy of being able to care for as many fur babies as we possibly can. Once again we will offer runners, who donate R220 or more, a free limited edition SPCA branded running t-shirt. “
Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the country. A registered non-profit organisation and Public Benefit Organisation, the society relies on the support of concerned individuals and corporates to continue operating.
To enter click here https://www.thecapetown12.com/ – with your support you can help ensure that Animal Cruelty Must Stop! No Animal should Suffer!
For the past 60 years, Die Burger-Kinderfonds has been enriching children’s lives through educational tours to Cape Town.
The focus of this non-profit organisation shifted in 2019 when Die Burger-Strandhuis was sold and now the charity invests directly in the wellbeing of less fortunate children in our communities. The official focus of this year’s campaign is to get children who suffer trauma the necessary counselling and therapy with the help of the ACVV and Badisa.
Amongst others, trauma refers to children that don’t have a safe and trustworthy parent or caregiver to come home to or instances where children’s basic needs in terms of food and safety aren’t met. In other cases molestation, domestic violence, marriage and relationship conflict between parents or caregivers where children are used and the exploitation of children to do work that is not suited for children of their age, such as begging.
Die Burger was media partner to the ABSA Cape Town 12K CITYRUN for the first time in 2015 and each year’s generous donations will be used to help subsidise the work it’s Kinderfonds continues to do to help less fortunate children in the Western Cape.
The potential of millions of young children is lost due to our inability to provide families access to quality play-based early childhood education programmes. Cotlands exists to close the access gap by offering innovative programmes that promote play-based learning. Through direct service delivery as well as in partnership with other organisations, these include:
Toy libraries are cost-effective non-centre-based programme that provide educational games, toys and other resources to children, their families, early learning facilitators, home visitors, community workers and other organisations providing services to children.
Early learning playgroups (ELPGs):
ELPGs offer two, four-hour play session a week to children aged birth to 4 which are structured around a routine, creating learning and play opportunities that develop children’s language, mathematics, problem-solving, gross motor, fine motor as well as social and emotional skills.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre and NPO capacity building
Cotlands shares best-practice principles with non-profit organisations and ECD centres to equip them to deliver quality early learning programmes, increasing access for children living in marginalised communities.
help2read is a literacy and education development organisation working to promote and develop English literacy skills in public primary school learners in South Africa, while seeking to ensure that the youth is employable and able to lift their communities out of poverty. Our vision is that all children will leave primary school literate. To achieve this, we train and employ young people from townships as Literacy Tutors (LTs) to provide consistent one-on-one reading and literacy support for two weekly half hour sessions per child in township primary schools. Simultaneously, the LTs develop their personal and professional skills through training provided by help2read and our partners. Since 2006, help2read has successfully delivered its programmes in over 250 schools, reaching more than 17,500 children.
The help2read Literacy Tutor Programme
The LT programme works to tackle both problems of illiteracy and youth unemployment by reflecting a dual strategy that aims to deliver literacy skills development in townships, whilst simultaneously addressing the low level of skills which render so many young people in townships unemployable. The programme is currently operating in six township communities throughout the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces. As a Stillwater Sports beneficiary any funds received will be used in Diepsloot at Diepsloot Primary School and Khayelitsha at Sombambisana Primary School. These two areas are believed to be two of the fastest growing and most impoverished townships in the country with high youth unemployment, a lack of educational infrastructure and under-rescourced and overcrowded schools. The programme will run throughout the school year of 2019, from January 15 until December 15.
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