The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SA has an ambitious vision for the remainder of 2021 and 2022, namely their #educate2gether theme. Unlike before, #educate2gether will run with different initiatives under the same theme.
Her Serene Highness (HSH) Princess Charlene of Monaco says, “#educate2gether is more than just a vision; it is an action. Every one of the two million children we want to reach has a destiny. They just have to be given the opportunity and tools to discover it.
“Covid-19 and the resultant lockdowns tipped the scales regarding inequalities in education. It certainly affected the children who were already most likely not to receive a quality education in the first place. But we will not accept this. We will do all we can to see all our children receive the education they deserve,” HSH Princess Charlene continued.
The first initiative under #educate2gether is with the Foundation’s long-standing partner, Lifesaving South Africa. The goal is for 400 000 children across 4 300 schools in South Africa to access Princess Charlene’s Living Water programme.
So far, the Foundation and Lifesaving SA has also distributed 90 000 Lifesaving SA booklets and aim to distribute another 208 000!
Various NPOs, celebrities, and people of influence will be educated on South Africa’s water safety and education issues to support the #educate2gether initiative. Additionally, the Foundation hopes to raise R5 million to achieve this goal.
HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco is involved with various organisations worldwide and is the co-patron of The Giving Organisation Trust and ambassador of the Federation International Automobile. She has implemented the “Learn to Swim” and “Water Safety” programmes worldwide through her Foundation.
“Our programmes are aimed in particular at disadvantaged children who are at risk of drowning due to their environment. My Foundation aims to educate the public about the dangers of water and drowning, teaching children preventative measures to decrease water-related mortality, and teaching people how to swim,” adds HSH Princess Charlene.
The Foundation has a wonderful line-up of initiatives planned, including empowering its ambassadors and affiliates to continue making a difference in their communities, creating volunteer programmes to clean the environment around pools, rivers, and oceans, repairing and revitalising derelict state swimming pools and bringing sponsored swimming lessons to the underprivileged.
Corporates and members of the public can help further the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa’s vision through their ongoing support. By donating to the Foundation, supporters will be rewarded with recognition and tax benefits.
But that’s not all. Donors will automatically be entered to win a two-night stay at Thanda Safari Game Reserve, where they can walk in the steps of the Princess.
“Without the ongoing support of our partners, affiliates, ambassadors, and the public, the Foundation would not be able to continue its life-saving work. I am so grateful towards those who help us save lives,” HSH Princess Charlene concludes.
Donors can contribute directly on the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa website (https://donate.educate2gether.online/). Let’s #educate2gether in 2021.
About the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa
Sport has the power to inspire young people and transform lives. This central idea prompted Princess Charlene of Monaco to launch a foundation that would work to end death and disease caused by water fatalities. The Foundation focuses on the fact that drowning is a preventable epidemic that predominantly affects children and youth. In the six years since its inception, the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has established 149 projects in 33 countries, reaching nearly half a million people, mostly children.
These programmes raise awareness about the crucial issue of water safety and teach people to swim. The Foundation also uses the transformative power of sport’s positive values by giving children access to various sporting disciplines. Its Sport and Education initiatives include providing financial support to talented athletes who lack the funds to realise their dreams.
In South Africa, the Foundation has implemented projects in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng. These projects reach out to underprivileged youth and teach them how to enjoy the benefits of sport in a safe and controlled manner. Thus far, the Foundation has worked with thousands of South African youths. Through the efforts of the SA chapter of the Foundation, many more young lives will benefit. The Foundation’s valuable work also extends to children from disabled communities, who are often marginalised and neglected.