Local Heroes is pleased to support Project Nyanga with the ‘Friends of Stars in their Eyes Foundation’. This project focuses on health, sports and education, working with local coaches to help develop childrens’ talents in the township of Nyanga, Western Cape. By supporting this project, many more children can be reached by the passionate and dedicated community coach Xolani Sicamba. This way, underprivileged children are offered activities in the area of sports, life skills and social development. With the financial support of Local Heroes, sports materials and transportation costs are covered.
An impressive achievement; the ‘sponsorloop’ (charity run) of the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar during their sports day in June, raised more than EUR 14,500! A truly phenomenal amount! The proceeds will go to the Sangat Secondary boarding school in Pokot, Kenya. An extra special touch to the event was that the Eritrean athletics talent Abderezak Suleman participated in the run so the students had the pleasure to run alongside a professional top athlete. Everyone involved can be very proud of the result.
On their way!
Announcement of the total raised amount with the Principal
With Abderezak Suleman
The skating team of Segbroek College yet again raised funds for Local Heroes. Thanks to their enthusiasm and big efforts, led by JP Tensen, our foundation will be able to donate EUR 2.000 to one of our partner schools in Africa, where it will be put to very good use. Many thanks to the students, teachers, parents and other sponsors for this great result!
During the sports week of the European (elementary) School The Hague (ESH), 6-9 Feb 2023, a charity run led to the amazing total amount of EUR 5.000 raised for Local Heroes. The young pupils ran many, many laps which were sponsored by their generous families and friends. Local Heroes is very grateful for this really successful effort. Many thanks in particular to the ESH sports teacher (left on picture) and Marie Bischof (right), their Communications manager, for organizing this great event. The raised funds are donated to several causes: to Dorcas Cherop to support her in the next 3 years, to a part of the dormitory project in Kenya, and the remaining amount is reserved for a soon to be announced new project. Thank you ESH!
Local Heroes is very grateful that Jan Leuiken – Principal of the Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar until the end of 2022 – has chosen Local Heroes as the recipient of fundraising on the occasion of his farewell. Parents, staff, students and other donors have given generously, enabling Local Heroes to donate the funds to Poghoi Primary school in Kenya to complete the much needed girls’ dormitory.