Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed

by Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA
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Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Education in rural South Africa - Vehicle needed
Nissan X-Trail
Nissan X-Trail

Dear Friends of YOUPSA,

We can hardly believe it, YOUPSA now has a strong reliable 2nd hand SUV for bringing our education programs to the rural children and youth. We are both delighted and relieved, because the old vehicle that we used for so many years was really on its last legs.

Due to your generosity, YOUPSA raised the funds needed to purchase a 2016 Nissan X-Trail. Donations came through GlobalGiving, PayPal and direct bank transfer to achieve this goal. Already it has allowed us to accomplish things that we would not have been able to do before. For example, we could transport 6 children to an outing, and we could transport a whole family of 5 to a School Open Day.

The vehicle normally has 5 seats, but this can be extended to 7 seats, from two smaller fold-up seats that are hidden in the spare wheel area in the back section. This is wonderful, because this enables us to transport 5 children at one time. All back seats can be flattened to make a large space for transporting materials at the back. It also has roof racks and a tow bar.

We are now closing this campaign, because we have the needed vehicle. However we will continue to fundraise for the monthly running costs of the vehicle. Please let us know if you wish to help.

Please enjoy the pictures attached.

A HUGE Thank You to you!

With warm regards,

the YOUPSA Team

Children on the way
Children on the way
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Children enjoying YOUPSA's counting game
Children enjoying YOUPSA's counting game

Dear YOUPSA supporter,

We wanted to update you about YOUPSA's initiative to get a more reliable and suitable vehicle for our work with rural disadvantaged children in South Africa. You have been so generous in contributing to this cause. Thank you very much, we are so grateful!

We are in the process of trying to secure the last bit of funds that YOUPSA needs to be able to purchase a suitable 2nd hand SUV. Great news - in January, one supporter of YOUPSA pledged to give 40% of the cost of ownership of the vehicle. Other individual supporters donated to YOUPSA's via bank transfer and different donation portals. It is so exciting to share with you that we are now 2/3 of the way there!

Please enjoy a few recent photos from the beginning of the school year here in the Gamtoos Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa. It's been very hot and the 3 year drought is unfortunately not letting up. For now, on the way to schools we regularly walk in the heat, up steep rocky paths, carrying educational and art materials that the children at school so enjoy. The new vehicle will make this much easier.

Hopefully soon we will be able to report back to you that YOUPSA has purchased the vehicle, securing the continuation of the Creative Youth Empowerment programmes for rural disadvantaged children. We can't wait for this to happen.

Hope you enjoy this update. We'd love to hear from you!

With warm regards,

The YOUPSA Team

Learning origami paper folding art
Learning origami paper folding art
Climbing the road to the school
Climbing the road to the school
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Youth Potential South Africa - YOUPSA

Location: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape - South Africa
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Twitter: @YoupsaAfrica
Project Leader:
Ray Schone
Hankey, Eastern Cape South Africa

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