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Support for Homeless in Pretoria

September 03, 2019 Mandela Day 2019
With the recent killings of homeless people in Pretoria, Gift of the Givers and SAfm visited God the Founder Center for the homeless in Pretoria. This was in celebration of Mandela Day but also to highlight the plight…
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Qurbani 1440/2019

July 29, 2019 Qurbani 1440/2019
Gift of the Givers Qurbani will be performed in West Africa, (Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger and Benin). Cost R750 a share. Deposit into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account number 052278611,…
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Spending 67 Minutes in 6 Centres in Alexandra

July 26, 2019 Mandela Day 2019
After a briefing session at the Gift of the Givers Logistics Centre we left in convoy with JMPD and members of the COJ, for the Gift of the Givers 'Green Village'. We were addressed by National Traffic Police Chief,…
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Orphans Unpack their Toys and Stationery on Mandela Day in Turkey

July 23, 2019 Mandela Day 2019
Our team handed over stationery and toys to children at the Gift of the Givers Karim Orphanage in Turkey.

World Press Freedom Day 05 May 2012

Projects - Road Safety

Scholar Patrol Project and AwarenessCampaign

 

Thedevelopment of the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) scholarpatrol project was initiated in 1982 after the Department of Education enteredinto a memorandum of understanding with schools and the previous traffic department. This came as a result of a need:

  • To make children conscious of safety without exposing them to a dangerous traffic situation
  • To encourage the sustainability of scholar patrols by continuous participation
  • To teach children on how to assist fellow learners and other pedestrians to safely cross roads.

Scholarpatrols are groups of students who look after the road safety of the students atthe school. Each school has a scholar patrol group consisting of 20 to 22students.

GOTG Involvement 

GOTG hasbeen involved in the Scholar Patrol and Road Safety Awareness Campaign since2007. JMPD identified 320 schools, equating to 6,400 students.  Together with JMPD, in October 2007, weparticipated in the Road Safety Awareness programme at the schools and alsodistributed 50 food parcels.  On November 20, 2007, we sponsored 33 trophies,726 medals and food for 6,000 students for the Scholar Patrol Awards held at Wembley Stadium.

In October 2008, wepartnered with JMPD once again to provide trophies and medals to 340 schoolsfor diligently doing their duty towards road safety. In 2008, we also joined EkurhuleniMetropolitan Police Department (EMPD) in their drive for Road Safety. GOTG onceagain helped in distributing trophies, medals and food to the schools that wereinvolved in the Scholar Patrol programme. Schools were split up into three groups and each group had a separateceremony.Warning: No images in specified directory. Please check the directoy!

Debug: specified directory - http://giftofthegivers.org/images/stories/south_africa/road_safety Left: Teachers, students and the EMPD were present at the Sholar Patrol Awards held at Wembley Stadium in October 2008. Right: EMPD and GOTG handed out certificates, trophies and food to over 6,000 students on various days during the programme.