Official Beneficiaries for OMTOM 2018
Congratulations to the four organisations who have been chosen as official beneficiaries of the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon: Wildlands Conservation Trust, The Igazi Foundation, Waves For Change and The Chaeli Campaign.
You will have the opportunity to make a donation to YOUR favourite beneficiary when you enter any one of the events forming part of the 2018 OMTOM. Your generosity will help these organisations continue their life-changing work in the communities they serve.
More about our 2018 Beneficiaries…
Wildlands Conservation Trust
IMAGINE a world where the poorest of the poor could feed themselves, clothe themselves, educate themselves, house themselves – by growing and bartering trees and collecting waste, all while conserving their natural environment and heritage.
The life changing work that WILDLANDS does is structured through seven programmes carried out across six provinces. WILDLANDS has networks in 60 communities, transforming the lives of thousands of South African individuals who grow around 500 000 indigenous trees and collect over 5 million kilograms of recycled waste annually. Our programmes are complimentary and all contribute towards our core focus of building robust ecosystems that underwrite human wellbeing and sustainable development. They are focused areas of intervention aimed at sustainable natural resource use and the development of a green economy.
The WILDLANDS team continue to pioneer new pro-poor development approaches that make a sustainability difference. Often simple, these approaches are real solutions that work in the poorest communities. Not only do they make a difference, but they are also inspiration platforms, encouraging thousands of community members, partners and WILDLANDS “fans” to make a difference in their own way.
Find out more at https://wildlands.co.za
(Image credit: Jordan Milton)
The Igazi Foundation
The Igazi Foundation is the only dedicated blood cancer service NGO in Southern Africa that is committed to the ongoing development of Haematology, placing it firmly on African health agendas.
South Africa is a country with a dire shortage of haematologists, haematological support, advocacy and services, and so their work - which includes lobbying provincial and national government to improve existing haematological services and facilities for sufferers - is invaluable.
Read more about this incredible organisation at http://www.igazi.org.za/
Waves For Change
Waves for Change is an award winning programme that provides a child friendly mental health service to at-risk youth living in unstable communities across South Africa and Liberia.
Through access to safe spaces, caring mentors and a provision of weekly ‘Surf Therapy’ sessions, Waves for Change gives children the skills to cope with stress, regulate behaviour, build healing relationships and ultimately make positive life choices.
Waves for Change reaches over 1000 children per year.
The Chaeli Campaign
The Chaeli Campaign is a non-profit organisation that works to mobilise the minds and bodies of children with disabilities.
They promote the mobility and educational needs of children with disabilities throughout South Africa, provide facilities and resources to assist the disabled community and work in collaboration with other organisations for the advancement of people with disabilities.
Read more about them at http://chaelicampaign.co.za/