- Skateistan South Africa is a non-profit organisation aiming to empower children and youth through skateboarding and education
- Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa and Mercedes-Benz South Africa have partnered to launch the award-winning non-profit organisation, Skateistan in East London
- The launch in SA sees the Skateistan programme for kids at the A.W. Barnes Primary School in East London
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Children from low-income families in East London will benefit from better education thanks to Skateistan, a non-profit organisation using skateboarding sessions to help learners.
Skateistan focuses on girls between the ages of five and 17 from low-income families and offers four core programs aimed at their learners being involved for a long-term period.
The launch at the A.W. Barnes Primary School in East London took place this week as the project aims to use skateboarding sessions as a catalyst to teach the learners.
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Sessions take place every day after school with dedicated days for girls on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Skateistan reports.
The children have access to programmes that support the national curriculum as well as art-based lessons with those who are so inclined able to apply for a youth leadership program.
In South Africa, Skateistan has over 1 5000 learners with over 50% being girls and has already launched a program in Atlantis, Cape Town.
Mercedes Benz helps Cape Town man with new mobile barber van, provides 541 haircuts to South Africa's youth
Another selfless organisation in South Africa helping the youth is the Cape Town barber, Warren Theunis, Briefly News reports.
The incredible story of resilience and patience happened to a Cape Town barber, who was thrown a lifeline after the bus he purchased to use as a mobile barber suffered mechanical issues.
Theunis is a barber and a man with a huge heart who pays it forward in life by providing haircuts to pensioners free of charge once a month.
Recently, he joined an organisation who were travelling around the Western Cape and offering support to underprivileged communities. But his plans were dealt with a huge setback a few days into the journey. Theunis spoke exclusively to Briefly News as he recounted the moment his older Mercedes-Benz van overheated in Woodlands, Mitchell's Plain.
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