UWSA TEAMS UP WITH FORD TO ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD.

UNITED WAY SOUTH AFRICA TEAMS UP WITH FORD TO ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES – UNITED FOR EDUCATION.

Pretoria, South Africa: September, 15 2021: United Way South Africa (UWSA), the country entity of United Way Worldwide (UWW), has partnered with Ford Motor Company South Africa to advance the common good - assisting learners from disadvantaged communities get the equal opportunities for learning.

Early childhood is the most rapid period of development in human life, during which all children progress through a sequence of physical, cognitive, and emotional stages. A clean and safe space to learn and play is one of the most significant component of early childhood stimulation.

United Way South Africa, in partnership with Ford has erected and refurbished two mobile classrooms at Ndima Primary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

The mobile classrooms will be used by the Grade R's (Reception year) enrolled at the school.

Today, we can proudly announce the launch of the furnished mobile classrooms.

Furthermore, many children from impoverished families drop out of school for no reason other than having no school shoes and cannot walk to school barefoot. At UWSA, we have taken it upon ourselves to assist these learners by proving school shoes - helping them regain their confidence to continue going to school.

United Way South Africa would like to extend thanks to Ford for the above-mentioned contribution.

By partnering with United Way, you and your employees join a worldwide network dedicated to building a better life and a stronger community—for everyone. What’s more, your employees have the opportunity to contribute their personal passions, best ideas and unique strengths to innovative work that will leave a lasting mark on people’s lives—in their own communities and around the world. We’re all in this together, because the future we’re fighting for will benefit us all.

 

We cannot do it alone. Join the Fight and LIVE UNITED.

ENDS

Contact:

Vicky Sepp

Stakeholder Engagement - United Way South Africa

Mobile Number +27 78 618 0394

Email: vsepp@unitedway.org.za

About United Way South Africa

United Way South Africa is a member of United Way Worldwide, a privately funded, not-for-profit organisation based in the US with a network spanning more than 40 countries and territories across six continents. It serves 61 million people across the globe, supported by 2.9 million volunteers and 8.3 million donors. United Way South Africa supports Education, Financial Stability and Health of every person in every community.

Our programmes include Youth Success in STEM subjects amongst Grade 9/12 learners as well as T-VET college students. Our Bursary Programme assist high performing yet financially incapacitated final year students to pay their fees and ensure their qualification. Our Urban Agricultural Programme, in partnership with the City of Johannesburg, has trained over 200 previously unemployed youth and elderly to become farmers on plots of land granted by the city. Please visit our website www.unitedway.org.za for more information.