Crown Johannesburg shows support for the spring of education program on Nelson Mandela’s birthday
July 31, 2012
Johannesburg, July, 31, 2012 - Crown Relocations Johannesburg brought hope and gifts to the Spring of Education nursery school for underserved children in the Alexandra Township on July 18th, President Mandela’s birthday, to commemorate his eternal plea for all to champion the future of the youth of the land.
Nineteen Crown staff members planned a visit to the Spring of Education nursery school at the Alexandra Township in Johannesburg, South Africa, a severely underserved area with a history of unrests and political and economical hardships. The team arrived at the school on this special day with the Crown mascot, Leon the Lion, much to the delight of the children. They were treated with gifts - each received a Crown truck gift box filled with fun items such as coloring books, crayons, candy, snacks, juice, and seasonal fresh fruit.
Kobus Jacobs, branch manager, commented, "This has been quite a humbling experience for me. These children are growing up in absolute poverty. We should support programs such as Spring of Education that help give them a chance to get out of the difficult circumstance they are in and grow up healthy and equipped to pursue their dreams."
The Crown team also pledged to sponsor the daily costs of transporting a few children to school and back to their homes. Many of the parents cannot afford to pay the cost of transportation, and the children have missed school as a result. The monthly donation will be raised through voluntary contributions by the Crown Johannesburg team.
Margie Clark, general manager – Global Mobility Services, said after the visit, "‘The delight on those little faces as they played with our mascot, Leon the Lion; touched my heart. To show their appreciation of our small gesture, they gave us all plenty of hugs and kisses, particularly when it was time for us to leave. I was so struck by how a little bit of time spent with them, and a little kindness and love shown to these children can go such a long way."
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