Virgin Active launch FUTURE CREW
- By Jack Preston -
- Jan 29, 2013
Virgin Active have launched an ambitious school based project aimed at empowering learners, and the community, to actively make positive changes in their lives.
FUTURE CREW is a joint collaboration between Virgin Active South Africa and the Department of Sport, hoping to create employment opportunities by identifying, harnessing and tapping into raw talent
A pilot project is in place at the Lavender Hill Senior Secondary School, with the model set to be rolled out to an additional five schools over the next two years. The schools that have been identified, all in disadvantaged areas where gangsterism and drug abuse is rife and alternative lifestyle choices are most needed, include Kwamfundo High in Khayelitsha, Leiden High 1 in Delft, Hout Bay High, Fairmount High in Grassy Park and the Sports’ School in Kuils River.
“FUTURE CREW is about the future. It’s about actively helping learners make positive changes in their lives,” explained Ross Faragher-Thomas, MD of Virgin Active SA.
“We believe that with the right attitude you can rise above your circumstances and become a success. It is about learning to turn obstacles into opportunities and how to respond to challenges. We’re looking forward to working with the various schools, learners and communities to assist them in fulfilling their dreams for a better future.”
To find out more, head over to the Virgin Active website.