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RedCap Foundation


When the Mr Price Pro Ballito touches down in KwaDukuza from July 1-7 the international surfing event will be improving the lives of thousands of children in the region courtesy of the RedCap Foundation and the KwaDukuza Municipality.
Keeping in line with the RedCap Foundation’s mission to inspire tomorrow’s heroes and tackle national challenges in education, health and unemployment the RedCap Foundation has partnered with the KwaDukuza Municipality to make a positive difference in the lives of young South Africans in the KwaDukuza region.
 “The Mr Price Pro Ballito couldn’t be a better place to share the RedCap Foundation’s commitment to the people of KwaDukuza,” said Natasja Ambrosio, Director of RedCap Foundation, who heads up the RedCap Foundation. “We have a dream to educate and empower our future generation to be inspired, healthy, engaged and responsible citizens, capable of bringing about much needed social change and building a positive society.”
In KwaDukuza, this vision is fast becoming a reality courtesy of the RedCap Schools Project which was launched in 2010 at five KwaDukuza schools - Aldinville Primary, Zilungisele Primary, St Christopher Primary, Kearsney Primary and Nyakana Combined Primary school.
“Education is a key focus of the Foundation. Our objective is to inspire a different way of thinking and implementation in schools. The Foundation identifies gap areas where it can innovate and show different ways of addressing challenges such as a lack of resources and the need for ongoing teacher training and managerial skills. The RedCap Schools Project aims to transform these five primary schools by building a culture of excellence with the goal of improving the performance of learners,” she explained.
Ongoing projects – implemented with the support of the KwaDukuza municipality and in partnership with the Department of Education – include the YoungHeroes programme which aims to assist teachers in their implementation of physical education and inculcating a love of sport into these schools.  The Iciko (meaning talent) project ensures that art, drama and dance are no longer the preserve of wealthier schools. To help improve the quality of life for youngsters growing up in this area, the RedCap Foundation also set up and supports the Mr Price KwaDukuza High Schools Soccer League which sees 17 schools benefitting from their participation in an eight month league where learners learn the benefits of teamwork, discipline, dedication, perseverance and many other life skills learnt through participation in sport. 
RedCap and KwaDukuza have also implemented Jumpstart, a programme which sets out to address the lack of experiential training and skills needed in business, that affect’s young people’s chances of accessing employment.
At this year’s Mr Price Pro Ballito the RedCap Foundation will be increasing it’s visibility at the event with numerous activations creating further awareness for the Foundation’s initiatives. Apart from the from the Foundation’s display cabin in the festival area there will be beach soccer and netball tournaments, Iciko art and dance displays and even top SA surfer Steven Sawyer surfing as an ambassador for the Foundation in South Africa’s only international surfing event. For further info visit www.redcapfoundation.org
A full list of activities include:


High resolution images available on request 
Image credit: Pierre Tostee / Red Cap Foundation


WILDCARD: Professional surfer Steven Sawyer from Jeffreys Bay has been granted one of three wildcards into the Mr Price Pro Ballito which has attracted 88 of the top surfers on the ASP World Tour from 17 countries to KwaDukuza on the KwaZulu-Natal Coastline. Sawyer will also be competing in the international surfing event as an ambassador for the RedCap Foundation which aims to inspire South Africa’s youth through health, education and job creation programs. The RedCap Foundation has been selected as the official beneficiary for the fund raising and awareness programs at the Mr Price Pro Ballito Festival which runs from July 1 –7. 







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