8 Orphaned and Vulnerable South African Teens on the Mont Blanc!

Children of the Dawn is a public benefit organisation caring for over 820 rural orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, including 360 teenagers.

Ruth and her Dawn Children — in Lenyenye, Limpopo.

Ruth and her Dawn Children — in Lenyenye, Limpopo.

Children of the Dawn has recently been using the sport of hiking and the world of mountaineering. 360 rural teens have been participating in 36 hikes around South Africa, gaining fitness, self-confidence and a better understanding on how to persevere. Our programme allows young people to develop inner strength, achieve goals beyond self-imposed limits, and also shows success in improving their mental health.

These hikes led to the selection of 8 rural orphaned and vulnerable teenagers who will take the trip of a lifetime to hike around the Mont Blanc in July 2013. We are creating a New Dawn on Mont Blanc for our beneficiaries.  A New Dawn on Mont Blanc has received the label “South African Season in France” (www.france-southafrica.com)  So far Children of the Dawn has raised over 70% of the funds needed for this innovative programme. A donation however large or small will go a long way in making sure we can bring new experiences to the lives of young ones who otherwise wouldn’t dare to dream.

For more information, contact Magali Malherbe, National Project Manager on 072 428 0939, magali@childrenofthedawn.org.za. You can also visit www.childrenofthedawn.org.za; Facebook @ Children Of The Dawn – South African bank account: Nedbank, branch 194405, acc no 1944181504, ref: Mt Blanc.

As a company with rich South African roots, Flicx UK are delighted to be supporting Children of the Dawn and encourage our customers and industry colleagues to join us in donating to the New Dawn on Mont Blanc event. Why not hold a charity cricket match on a Flicx Pitch for example. To donate simply follow the link click here

Thank-you for your support

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2 thoughts on “8 Orphaned and Vulnerable South African Teens on the Mont Blanc!

  1. Children of the Dawn would like to thank all donors so far. Our team of 8 orphaned and vulnerable teens will leave from Johannesburg on the 25th July, next Thursday 🙂 They are all so excited they can’t sleep anymore. We are so proud to create a New Dawn on Mont Blanc, highlighting the potential of rural South African children! We are still looking for some more funds, we are just 1000 Pounds from our target goal… So if you can donate, please do so !! Thank you so much!

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