Crafters move kids forward

Crafters move kids forward

Three specially branded Volkswagen Crafter buses have been handed over to Masifunde, United through Sport and The House of Resurrection Haven in the Nelson Mandela Metro. The vehicles will be used by these organisations to transport children and volunteers to events, schools and sporting clinics.

“Under the flagship Volkswagen for Good campaign, we are focusing on early childhood development and Volkswagen is proud to partner with charities that have the best interests of children at the core of what they do,” says Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) MD Thomas Schaefer.

Masifunde is a non-profit organisation based in Walmer Township. It promotes arts and culture and also provides children with a safe environment to finish homework and learn. Masifunde uses the Crafter to transport children to school, art exhibitions and cultural events.

The House of Resurrection Haven is a home-based care centre that looks after children infected with HIV/Aids. The children are raised in a loving, secure environment that assists them to stay healthy. The Crafter shuttles children to and from school.

United through Sport is an organisation that uses sport to reach the youth.  It provides life-skills training and sports coaching. The Crafter transports volunteers and sporting equipment to coaching clinics held at underpriviledged schools.

Volkswagen has been providing each of these organisations with the use of a Crafter for the past five years.

“We review the sponsorship on an annual basis to ensure that the vehicles are being used for the benefit of the children. Volkswagen, through the Volkswagen Community Trust, will continue to support charities that focus on early childhood development,” adds Nonkqubela Maliza, VWSA’s corporate and government affairs director.

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