G4S Legacy Project Huge Success

The Bhubesi Pride Foundation (BPF) coaching team visit concluded with a well – attended and fun filled rugby coaching clinic and tournament for primary schools at the Jan Wilken Stadium in Walvis Bay. Schools from the town, Flamingo Primary, Duinesig Combined, Immanuel Ruiters, Narraville Primary, Kuisebmond Primary School and !Nara Under-9, U-10, U-11 and U-12 age groups participated in the initiative. The company also donated chairs to J.J’s Care Centre together with paint to renovate the centre, pictured is the team with the some of the sponsors who assist.

They organised a fun filled day where all the schools/commu-nities get a chance to show off their newly taught rugby skills and compete for the first place trophy.
For the past four years, G4S – the leading global integrated security company – have been partnering with the Bhubesi Pride Foundation, a development through sports initiative, in order to make a sustainable difference to the lives of thousands of children across Africa. Corporate social investment (CSI) is vital to the sustainability of G4S’s business across Africa and is a key focus for every country operated in. The Foundation works in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa.
It also had operations in Ethiopia and Rwanda from 2011 to 2014. Mark Cole, project manager for Bhubesi Pride Foundation said “We have been in 9 countries couching more than 5000 kids with this programme. This is not only about rugby, but to make better people. We really enjoyed our time here with these amazing kinds. The best gift you can give someone is your time.”
On this occasion, Mr Dries Kannemeyer, Managing Director for G4S Walvis Bay expressed his sincere gratitude towards his staff and all sponsors who made this a good event. “This is a G4S legacy project which we do every year, for our schools and also we choose a community project which we will assist with needs. This year we choose JJ’S care Centre for our Legacy project.
We have painted the walls for them, compliments from Plascon and we also supplied them with new chairs for the centre. To my team and all the people that G4S can always count on, a huge thank you.” The Bhubesi Pride program involves teams of highly qualified coaches and teachers working in nine African countries during six month missions, delivering mass participation rugby, sports and education programs in schools and street communities. G4S is Bhubesi Pride’s lead sponsor going into 2015 – 2017 and provides in-country support to the project by delivering a range of health and safety talks, career talks, life skills talks, environmental talks, logistical support, expert security services, legacy projects and distribution of refreshments.

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