Tower is proud to report on our partnership and association with the Ubuntu Football Trust. We are joined by another listed company, Ascendis Health, in supporting this unique programme.
The trust has been going since 2010 and is currently putting more than 80 children through school. Recognising that sport has a unique significance in the South African culture, the founders of Ubuntu focussed on football as a powerful means to impact the lives of children in South Africa’s underprivileged areas. Ubuntu identifies talented football players and puts them into a programme which is aimed at increasing their footballing potential whilst mentoring, disciplining and educating them to shape them into tomorrow’s leaders.
Once a child is selected for the football programme they cannot be ejected unless it is for behavioural reasons – this is unique in the cut and thrust world of semi-professional and professional sports
Tower would love for any of our shareholders and partners to partner with us in this venture as we believe it addresses two key criteria in this country – childhood education and community upliftment. Please call Marc at our offices should you wish to be involved. It costs roughly R50 000 to put a child through the schooling system, ensuring they have the right books, food, sports kit etc. This is R50 000 which has a profound impact on one young person, their family, their community and potentially the country as a whole.
For a glimpse at how the programme is directly affecting young people, have a look at the YouTube clips in the links below – some truly inspiring viewing.