We need to create a safe society for children far beyond 16 day

The programme focuses on Grade 9 girl learners that we follow until Grade 12 from rural and township public schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape, and Free State provinces. It has reached more than 1 300 girl learners from 137 public high schools.

“This has had a positive effect on the young girls in school, in their communities and their understanding of their role in the wider society,” says Podetti-Ngono.  

“However, it is time our young people feel safe and secure stepping outside of the basic-education premises to pursue their life-long role as Valued Citizens, so it is essential to work with government, law firms, corporate, higher education institutions and NGO’s committed to render sustainable programmes instead of events.

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Foundation drives down school breakfast cost to only R2.50 per meal

Foundation drives down school breakfast cost to only R2.50 per meal

Tiger Brands Foundation’s national operations manager, Karl Muller has revealed that the hot nutritious breakfast meal supplied to tens of thousands of learners in South Africa costs R2.50 – slightly more than a vetkoek (amagwinya).

“It’s not magic or rocket science-it’s simple economics,” says Muller.

“We have been able to leverage our bulk-buying power as well as our strategic relationship with food manufacturer Tiger Brands Group to drive down the cost of delivering a hot breakfast every school day to more than 74 000 learners in all nine provinces.”

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Summer safety tips for parents

The Child Gauge Report 2019 suggests that more than 8,000 children die every year as a result of injuries. About 5,000 of these are accidental or unintentional, with leading causes being road traffic injuries, burns and drownings. Globally, it is estimated that one million families lose a child to a preventable injury every year.

“Reducing the number of preventable accidents is therefore a healthcare priority that should be observed by all parents and caregivers, especially during the summer months,” says Karbanee.

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