Vehicle and shoe donation provides scholarships

Vanessa hands over the Bova shoe donation to Barry Coskey, the DHS public relations specialist.

BBF Safety Group (BBF), the largest manufacturer of safety footwear in South Africa, proudly contribute to a number of socio-economic investment projects on an annual basis and recently partnered with Durban High School (DHS).

BBF spent time with the DHS team understanding the challenges that the school faces and compiled a proposal that would assist them in creating a sustainable model for their fund-raising initiatives.

This proposal outlines marketing opportunities within the walls of DHS that can be used to generate income for the school in the years to come. Each suggestion comes with an advertising cost that relates to either a scholar’s monthly school fee or the fee of an educator.

One of the school’s immediate needs was an additional minibus to transport their pupils on tours, sporting and cultural events. BBF agreed to pay the monthly vehicle instalments on a VW Crafter Minibus for a year and also donated 221 pairs of Bova shoes.

The saving of monthly vehicle repayment costs, together with the funds raised from the sale of the shoes via the school uniform shop will go towards providing scholarships for learners in need.

“We believe in the potential of South Africa; we believe in the ability of its people and we absolutely believe in the power of education for the sustainable growth of our economy and stability of our society,” said Vanessa Ronald, BBF’s senior brand manager.

“BBF has committed to purchasing the advertising space made available in the model for the first year, ensuring young men continue to benefit from the quality education DHS is famous for,” she concluded.


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