document : Sod-turning for new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle

Sod-turning for new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle
information supplied by: Volkswagen SA - Corporate 11 April 2012


11 April 2012
Sod-turning for new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle

The Chairman of the Volkswagen Group South Africa, Hubert Waltl, turned the first sod at the site of the new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.
The R20 millionloveLife Youth Centre aims to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the youth of the Uitenhage area. It will offeryouth specialised counselling services and also provide support to teenagers and parents. Additionally, it will have outreach programmes covering nearly 20 000 young people annually in the 20 surrounding schools.
The centre is Volkswagen South Africa’s 2010 World Cup legacy project and is funded through a donation from Volkswagen AG.It will be managed by loveLife. The centre is scheduled to open on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2012.
At the sod-turning, Volkswagen Group South Africa MD, David Powels said: “Volkswagen Group South Africa and Volkswagen AG believe the centre will have a meaningful impact on the community of KwaNobuhle and the surrounding areas for future generations.”
About loveLife: loveLife programmes are in partnership with more than 200 community-based non-government organisation, 5 600 schools and 500 government clinics spread across South Africa.  loveLife has established 19 Youth Centres nationwide.  A loveLife Youth Centre is a multi-purpose centre for young people offering access to HIV/Aids testing and counselling.  It facilitates access to appropriate medication.  In addition it provides recreation and sports programmes as well as life skills and educational support to the youth of South Africa.  The Youth Centres provide career guidance, public speaking and the promotion of a healthy and positive lifestyle to future generations. 
Issued by:
Matt Gennrich
General Manager: Communications
Volkswagen Group South Africa
Mobile:   082 570 5761
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