The Spirit Foundation is a registered, non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa and was established in April 1994 to provide opportunities for quality education to young disadvantaged high school scholars. Through the awarding of educational scholarships to financially disadvantaged scholars in the Western Cape, the Spirit Foundation provides financial support for high school tuition. This includes extracurricular support and mentorship to all scholars enrolled in our programme.
The Spirit Foundation believes that education is for life, and it's an investment that cannot be lost, spent or taken away. However, due to financial constraints, many young South Africans struggle to access this vision of a brighter future, and are denied access to these pathways to success. A good education allows a young person to develop skills to confidently seize opportunities that come their way, throughout their lives. The SpiritFoundation seeks out scholars in need, who have the potential and the will to succeed.
We create partnerships between the scholars, their families and the schools, and provide support and resources wherever possible. We mentor scholars in partnership with their families, to motivate them to achieve academically, and to realize their potential. By encouraging creativity, leadership and raising self-esteem, we are helping to build a prosperous and healthy nation, through education. Our vision is to enable future generations of South Africans access to the tools needed to meet the demands in the workplaces of tomorrow.
Building our nation through education, one scholar at a time.
Cost: Entrants will be required to pay a deposit of R300.00 to the Spirit Foundation and will then be required to raise an additional minimum amount of R1700.00 to obtain their entry to the race.
- Entrants will receive a limited edition Spirit Foundation running shirt
- Entrants will be required to purchase their own temporary license and Race-Tec chip
- The Spirit Foundation will offer our race entrants (Spirit Foundation Champions) lots of support, fundraising advice and tips on how to confidently ask for support.
- We will supply our Spirit Foundation Champions with a standard appeal letter to encourage friends, family and colleagues for their support
- We will supply each Spirit Foundation Champion with their own Given Gain activist link, which can be used as a fundraising tool to share with friends and contacts.
- Most importantly, our Spirit Foundation Champions will have the personal satisfaction of running their race and knowing that they have made a difference by Building Our Nation Through Education!
Contact: Paula Wallace-Pickering
Tel: 072 453 0028