Jakaranda Children’s Home experiences the magic of live rugby thanks to LFP Training
The true spirit or ‘gees’ of our nation is undoubtedly rugby, it is intertwined in our DNA as South Africans. The roaring crowds, rugby players up close and centre, and neighbours becoming friends, these are just some of the things that we all enjoy about a live rugby match. Sadly, for many, the exhilaration of a live rugby match may never be experienced.
On 31 March, LFP Training gave the children of Jakaranda Children’s Home the opportunity to experience this magic. 30 children aged between 7 and 18 years watched as the Vodacom Blue Bulls played off against the DHL Stormers as part of the Super Rugby tournament at Loftus Versfeld. This momentous occasion also saw a live fundraising initiative with Jacaranda FM in aid of the Cape Town water crisis.
Started in 1987 and situated in Pretoria, the Jakaranda Children’s Home is a non-profit organisation that looks after the welfare of abused children. The home currently cares for more than 250 children aged between 18 months and 18 years.
As a company that strives for empowerment, equality and education, this cause is near to LFP Training’s heart. Recognising the youth as our future leaders, Group CEO of LFP Training, Louis Pulzone says that partnering with causes such as the Jakaranda Children’s Home brings hope and support to those in need. “As a Skills Development partner, we work with people everyday and we have seen tragedy first hand. In saying this, we have also seen what happens when you believe in, upskill and empower the youth, and this is the reason why we are passionate about youth initiatives,”
“We hope that in some small way, the rugby outing evokes a spirit of passion and hope. We play our part as a corporate citizen and recognise that a life should be without limits.”