SA teams score to add half-a-million rand to campaign

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The South African franchises has so far contributed R550 000 to the Tries for Teachers campaign after 12 weeks of Vodacom SupeRugby action.

The ninth round proved to be the most lucrative for the campaign this season with the South African sides scoring a total of 18 tries for a total of R90 000 in just one weekend.

For every try scored by a South African team during the 2015 season Vodacom will donate R5000 towards teacher training.

The Vodacom Bulls were responsible for the lion’s share with their six-try victory over the Reds with in-form wing Francois Hougaard scoring a brace.

The Light Blues’ contribution that weekend alone was R30 000 to see them score the second most tries of the South African teams behind the Toyota Cheetahs.

The Cheetahs have scored a total of 26 tries so far this season to add R130 000 to the Tries for Teachers campaign with the Bulls scoring one less.

The South African teams have scored 110 tries in total since the start of the tournament which equates to R550 000 that will be donated to the initiative.

The Cell C Sharks are in third place with 22 tries to their tally while the DHL Stormers and Emirates Lions scored 22 and 18 respectively.

Hougaard and Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee are among the leading try-scorers in the competition and the top individual contributors to the Tries for Teachers campaign with five tries apiece and between them they have made a contribution of R50 000.

Tries for Teachers supports Vodacom Foundation’s flagship Mobile Education Programme for teachers to be empowered through access to Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The programme offers teacher training and has trained 20 000 teachers in Maths and Science using technology.  Teachers are also trained on how to integrate ICT in the classroom.

Currently a total of 61 teacher centres have been established country wide, which offer teacher development training, youth and community programmes.

It is not only the players that will be contributing towards “Tries for Teachers” but it’s about everyone playing their part.

Vodacom, the players and the fans!

Fans can support Tries for Teachers by SMS’ing the word TRIES to 42603 and donate R30.


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