In June 2016, the FACET Foundation’s partner charity in South Africa, Pebbles Project, won the Gold Award for the After-School Club programme. The Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards are administered by the Western Cape Government in South Africa and the award was given for the Youth Education, Training and Skills Development category.
Central to the After-Schools Club project are the FACET mobile learning centres, which bring a computer classroom and library of books to local communities, as well as the opportunity to take children on educational trips.
This programme will be expanding in the autumn of 2016 with the introduction of three new vans offering an additional computer lab, book and toy library, and mobile tutor classroom, allowing the project to reach even more communities.
Sophia Warner, Pebbles Project director, said: “We are so proud of our achievement and want to thank the FACET Foundation, whose vehicles make up an essential part of the programme, and Mr Graff particularly for being part of our journey to provide excellent unique, sustainable and high-quality programmes for our youth in South Africa. Thank you for your investment in the future of our children.”