In the spirit of Freedom Day, which took place on April 27, Africa Oil & Power (AOP) has teamed up with non-governmental organization (NGO) the Salesian Institute Youth Projects to raise funding for its ongoing day to day operations.
The Salesian Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of Cape Town’s vulnerable children and youth at risk. For more than a century it has been providing education, shelter and emotional support for vulnerable young people.
The first 20 people to make a donation to the NGO above R500 will receive a ticket to an AOP event of their choosing.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, regular donations to the NGO have steadily decreased, leaving it in dire need of funding and donations to continue assisting disadvantaged youth through its critical feeding schemes, life skills and neighborhood outreach programs. Through regular funding and donations, the institute also supports youth through the provision of school supplies, school uniforms and school lunches, as well as sports and recreation opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
“International Workers Day, taking place on May 1 is around the corner and AOP is encouraging donations to the Salesian Institute Youth Projects to help educate, empower and open doors to the future for the most vulnerable youth and children in Cape Town,” says James Chester, AOP Acting CEO.
Last year, the organization joined AOP as a new community partner for AOP’s 2019 flagship conference and exhibition, which took place at the CTICC 1 on October 9-11, 2019.