In celebration of Children’s Day (celebrated annually in November), over 370 learners from five disadvantaged schools across the Western Cape were treated to fun educational excursions to Cape Town’s Iziko Museums thanks to the sponsorship of Peninsula Beverage Company (local bottler and distributor of the Coca-Cola Products in the Western Cape).
The schools included Sophakama Primary (120 learners), Phakama Secondary School (74 learners), Strand Moslem Primary (64 learners), St Mary’s RC Primary (71 learners) and Ottery Road Methodist School (50 learners). The learners took home valuable knowledge about South Africa’s wildlife with talks on marine animals, birds and mammals, as well as information about our rich history including fossil exhibitions and solar system talks.
PenBev’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Denise Green says, “Educating South Africa’s underprivileged youth is something we at PenBev feel passionate about. We are proud to have been able to assist with this initiative, and look forward to our continued support of educational programmes.”
PenBev helped make the visits possible by providing transport for each school as well as workbooks to complete on the day and delicious refreshing Minute Maid juices to keep the scholars hydrated. “Museums are not only educational spaces; they create unique opportunities for awareness and engagement, particularly for young people. We applaud the Peninsula Beverage initiative in supporting this programme and place high value on this partnership, which allows us to further extend access to our country’s heritage resources” says Susan Glanville-Zini, Director, Institutional Advancement, Iziko Museums of South Africa.
The sponsorship forms part of PenBev’s wider Live For A Difference campaign which encourages the education of the country’s disadvantaged youth through informative and fun activities.
For more information, visit www.penbev.co.za