2015-16 Race Partner CSR Activation Highlights


CSR Initiative change the lives of South African youths

The Sapinda Rainbow Foundation continued the legacy it created in the 2013-14 race with its second tag team of eight young South Africans. The ambassadors were chosen after hundreds of young people, aged 18 to 24, from under-privileged backgrounds across South Africa applied for the chance to take part in the Clipper Race. A rigorous training process was designed to find future community leaders and role models. Each ambassador will be supported by mentors after their race experience to help them pursue their future professional and personal goals.

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Bursary schemes inspire a community

The legacy of three times Race Partner Derry City and Strabane District Council continued to flourish in the 2015-16 edition with two bursary programs. The first scheme, ‘Your Next Chapter’, was awarded to three job seekers in the area who wanted to enhance their employment prospects through the wholly unique environment the race provides. The bursary afforded the candidates the chance to improve on life skills such as communication, teamwork, self-confidence and respect, which has not only helped their own personal development but also made them strong ambassadors for the Northern Irish city.

The second scheme, the ‘Voice of the Community’ bursary, selected two local heroes whose contribution to the community has been above and beyond.

Each bursary candidate competed in one leg of the Clipper Race and their stories were documented and followed by the city of Derry-Londonderry. The bursaries were a vital part of the city’s overall social development programme, and support its main aim of telling ‘A New Story’ - promoting tourism, economic development and investment in the area.

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