RAM & IPA (International Police Association) launched the Long Walk for Technology with an event on 20 May 2017 at N1 Shopping Mall Upper Food Court in Goodwood, Cape Town. The public enjoyed performances from the wonderful artists that donated their time, as well as some fun contests on the day, prior to the send-off the Sunday morning 21 May.

The walkers started walking from N1 City Cape Town, all the way to the birthplace of RAM, The Montagu Country Hotel. Serving participating police officers from the International Police Association are using their annual leave to complete this epic pilgrimage.

The walk is in aide of the Ashbury Primary Computer Project. The bright young primary school learners going to this rural school near Montagu are not provided with computer equipment to prepare them for high school. The snowball effect is that their high school has stopped computer classes for 2017 as the learners coming from Ashbury Primary are not computer literate. This snowball effect will limit these children’s chances for entering the economic world so their only choice in life might be farm work or no work at all as the area is small.

Some of the ARTISTS that performed on 20 May at N1 City Mall, we thank you all:

  • Pedro Kruger (aka Boytjie van Brackenfell)
  • Llandi Beeslaar (Speel Mielie in Karen Zoid se program – Zoid Afrika)
  • Minnelie Minnaar (Sangeres wat groot was by die jaar se US Woordfees)
  • Michelle & Jinelle Louw (Ma en dogter. 11 jarige Jinelle is gekies vir die SA span wat in Junie in Los Angeles gaan deelneem)
  • Charmaine en Mienke (Ma en dogter sangsensasie)
  • KayCee (2016 nominasie as beste nuweling by Bokradio musiektoekennings)
  • Louisa – Lt Col SAPS
  • Granville Michaels (sangsensasie van Johannesburg wat nou in die Kaap bly. Sy Noot vir Noot optrede sal op 25 Mei op SABC 2 wees)

This long walk fundraiser aims to help the children of Montagu not to slip backwards due to lack of resources. Sponsorship of the long walk for technology will be a step in the right direction of closing the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

RAM works on closing this gap all year round and will be present during the walk, distributing material needs and serving as a role model for all. RAM meaning – Rescue Among Many.You can still support our walk to make a difference. Contact Carol Bruton 082 469 3041 for all donation details or email info@ram1.co.za.

All donations of any amount most welcome. With winter on hand, we are also collecting blankets/non-perishables for our elderly, a firm passion of WO Jacobs. Boxes will also be available at N1 City Mall or any cash donations welcome.We are a PBO so will also issue 18a receipts for donations of a reasonable amount or you may choose to have your logo featured on our banner.

Please make any monetary donations via any of these easy methods here.
After donating please send an email to info@ram1.co.za with ref: Walk + Name or Company Name. Thank you.

IPA: International Police Association
Jakkie Van Litsenborgh – Vice President – IPA South Africa and Chairperson – IPA West Coast Region Email: jvlits@telkomsa.net
Alfie Van Litsenborgh – alfievlits@gmail.com

Thanks to all our event Partners, Sponsors and Donators.

Big or small, we thank you for your support.