RAM 5 Year birthday celebrations

Cape Town Trip for Talana Primary – opening up horizons

As part of our 5 year celebrations we took the children of Talana Primary (a farm school near Montagu) on a trip to Cape Town.

This was a dream come true for RAM. It was always our dream to bring these farm school kids to a city so that they can see what lies beyond farm roads. We need to break the cycle of poverty and give them a vision of what is possible!

Together with Imagine Cruising SA & UK and their staff, each child got a pair of school shoes, a goody bag, sweets & treats. Busses were sent to Montagu to bring this school to Cape Town and they returned home each with a pair of school shoes.

Knowing these kids didn't have shoes, there was some confusion at seeing many had some on....until I heard someone say the parents wanted the kids to "dress up" and loaned clothing/ shoes for the trip to the big city. Clearly many did not fit their feet properly!
Fortunately, the children were spoilt with a pair of their own shoes!! Each and every one ....the smiles, the disbelief on their faces were priceless. One boy sat looking at his pair...not the front, but the soles ...and kept saying “it's brand new”!

The kids were treated with lots of food, popcorn, party packs, sweets and treats, a backpack and lots more plus most importantly...a pair of school shoes.

A day to remember forever. Talana Scholars from rural Montagu will always look back at this day and know the world is so much bigger than a farm road and area. We went through to Montagu a week later to check on what they’ve learnt from the experience…and honestly everything we had hoped for, they absorbed. Our aim was to expose them to a life unknown to them so that they are inspired to better their situation. The answers were amazing...from all the ages. We were stunned at how accurately our purpose and message was taken.

Imagine Cruising SA & staff spoilt these children in such a huge way. An idea that was born after a visit to the school for an Easter Egg hunt, came full circle. Staff of Imagine Cruising, you are so amazing! Thank you for the utter spoils for these rural kids. What an awesome day! The face painting, nail painting, soccer was so much fun.


So many thank you's - please accept our apologies if we left anyone out.
Imagine Cruising SA
and staff.
Peninsula Beverages donated 24 x 1.5 lts of coke with glasses.
Sonnendal Dairies donated 500 yogurts.
Fleeting Time Photography (Pty) Ltd for the photography.
Our Rally Team 409 for bringing the car for the kids to enjoy and have photos taken.
LMC Project Management Pty Ltd for cash for purchases of Popcorn & koeksisters.
Deanne Vorster who is an editor (our own editor) and will prepare a news piece for our event.
Johan Scheepers donating 100 vienna's & rolls.
Amanda Callaghan for Tomato sauce and butter.
Benitha de Gouveia for JC's
Andriesa for sweets & treats
Kouthar Williams - getting the funding and frying off 200 koeksisters
Julian & Bronwyn Calvert – 20L cooldrink & cash towards koeksisters plus a carry bag full of sweets.
We are so blessed and thank each for helping Ram make a difference. Xxxx