Yesterday the 2nd Chance drug and alcohol awareness programme was launched to rousing applause at Ravensmead High School and Webner Street Primary School, the official beneficiaries of the Vernon Philander Foundation.
Over the course of 2015, 2nd Chance will visit the two schools every fortnight and present their special programme to learners from grade 6 to 12. The programme fits in with the learners’ Life Orientation curriculum and is approved by the Western Cape Education Department. 2nd Chance was established five years ago aims to address social issues such as child abuse, crime, rape, HIV, gangsterism, drug addiction and alcohol abuse through a series of educational workshops, mentoring in life-skills, multimedia, dance, sports and counselling. The main aim of the programme is to help learners make the right choices. The Proteas cricketer Vernon Philander established his Foundation in 2013.
The primary objective of the Foundation is to uplift the Cape Town community of Ravensmead where he grew up. The Foundation wants to do this by raising funds through various initiatives and investing the funds in the community. The Foundation will fund all the costs relating to the presentation of 2nd Chance’s programmes at the schools.