COVID-19 has had a significant influence on just about every industry out there and has, unfortunately, also affected the many young people who are completing their training in order to seek full-time employment. Sparrow FET College is one non-profit organisation that has been dealt a hard financial blow as a result of the pandemic, which is putting the professional futures of 16 students at risk, despite them providing crucial assistance to hospitals and clinics around Johannesburg. On running shoes has decided to step up and help these students, while also giving you a chance to win one of 16 pairs of On shoes.

How to win

Sparrow FET College, a social enterprise training provider, is appealing for financial assistance for 16 of their students. The company that had committed to sponsoring these students and providing a travel stipend to enable them to complete their qualifications has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, they are now unable to continue with the sponsorship, and cannot provide the R1500 travel stipend required for the remaining months of 2020.

These students are currently completing the workplace-based practical element of their training at government hospitals and clinics around Johannesburg, at no cost to these facilities. They remain determined to complete their training and in doing so, provide a crucial service to these facilities, which are under huge pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Without this crucial financial assistance, these students will be unable to complete their training programmes. This will give them little chance of finding full-time employment, and the clinics and hospitals will lose the much needed additional support they so desperately require.

DONATE now to help these students realise their goals, and stand a chance to WIN. A minimum donation of R300 automatically enters you into the draw to win one of 16 pairs of On shoes. Entries are limited to 500 tickets, and terms and conditions (E&OE) apply.

To help Sparrow’s students and get entered into the draw, simply click here to donate quickly and securely:

About The Author

Angie Gallagher

Angie Gallagher is a freelance writer in the Upper Karoo. Aside from writing content for Counting Coins, Angie has tried her hand at a few juvenile attempts at poetry filled with storms and stress, and a marginally successful radio station, Radio Grootoor, recorded on cassette tapes when she was ten.

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