In South Africa, many children face daily emotional problems and trauma that are experienced at home. In these cases, children may find it difficult to commit to their academic progress and need ongoing professional support to help lighten their load. Community Keepers, a non-profit organisation offering school-based support programmes in the Western Cape, is tackling this reality head-on and creating innovative ways for the public to become more involved.
Community Keepers offers professional psycho-social support to learners in schools in marginalized areas. The team includes clinical and educational psychologists, registered counselors and registered social workers. Understandably, the services of mental health professionals need to be backed by funding. So what better way than sourcing the public’s entrepreneurial and creative skills, and hosting fun events to bring like-minded individuals together and invest in the well-being of school children? Given the success of ‘Most Expensive Burger in Town’ events in 2015 and 2016, Community Keepers and its partners will be hosting this year’s first Most Expensive Burger in Town event on 20 September at Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek.
All proceeds of ‘The Most Expensive Burger in Town’, including tickets purchased by the organisers, sponsors and partners, will go toward sustaining Community Keepers’ school-based offices and help them achieve their goals.
Most Expensive Burger in Town details:
When: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Where: The Olive Press, Boschendal Estate, Franschhoek
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Ticket price: R650 per person, available on iTickets (https://itickets.co.za/events/383263.html)