You would think that the Pure Hope Primary School is already doing so much for the wellbeing of their pupils that nobody would expect them to walk the extra mile for these children, but that is in fact exactly what they do. The school enrolled 16 of their pupils on a One Community Programme presented by South Africa Rugby League in cooperation with the Automotive Training Association.
SARL received a donation of R100 000.00 from the Australian Ambassador in South Africa for the development of Rugby League as a sport in the country. SARL approached the Automotive Training Association for assistance in developing a training course that will help youngsters to set goals for themselves. These skills should be thought to the kids in such a way that it promotes the sport as well as the setting of goals. A daunting task you would think, but the ATA did an extraordinary job in developing a programme for SA Rugby League that will do exactly that. Teach youngsters how to set goals for themselves using the sport field, and in particular rugby league, as reference. This programme is called OCP or rather One Community Programme.
Riana Anderson, principal of Pure Hope Primary school, said the programme was very useful for her pupils. It thought them a little bit about discipline and leadership as well as setting goals in life. Even the younger primary school pupils benefitted from the training. These kids will certainly be able to set goals for themselves and grow up to become successful adults. The staff of the school converted the training programme into a fun event with the kids by sleeping over with them at the school and made sure they were all available for completing the programme on Saturday.
The programme is aimed at pupils of all walks of life preferably of age between 14 – 18 years old. They would benefit the most from this extraordinary programme says Frans Erasmus the President of SA Rugby League
If you would like more information on the OCP programme please contact Franswa Smit, SARL Director of Schools at 0829084318