Three quarter of a million for Tries for Teachers campaign #TriesforTeachers

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With only two more rounds left of the regular season of the 2015 Vodacom SupeRugby competition South African teams would be close to contributing R1 million to the Tries for Teachers campaign.


After 16 weeks of action, the five franchises have scored a total of 151 tries for a donation of R755 000 to the initiative.


For every try scored by a South African team during the 2015 season, Vodacom will donate R5 000 toward teacher training.


The teams will have to score 49 tries to reach the R1 million mark over the next two weeks.

This is a tall order considering that the best try-scoring weekend this season was  the 18 tries in round 9, which amounted to R90 000.


The Vodacom Bulls, Toyota Cheetahs and Cell C Sharks lead the pack in supporting Tries for Teachers with 31 tries each to date.


Their combined total of 93 tries equates to R456 000 that will be donated towards the campaign.


The Emirates Lions have scored 30 with one more match left in their campaign while DHL Stormers finally found their try-scoring nous this weekend after trailing the other teams for most of the season.


The Stormers scored five tries in their victory over the Cheetahs for a total contribution of R2 500 last weekend.


Cheetahs loose forward, Boom Prinsloo is currently the leading donor through the seven tries he scored.


To date, six players have scored five tries each with Marcell Coetzee (Sharks), Ruan Combrinck (Lions), Jan Serfontein (Bulls), Dillyn Leyds (Stormers), Francois Hougaard (Bulls) and Francois Venter (Cheetahs) for a contribution of R150 000 between them.


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 over 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!


Supporters can FanUp and convert tries for teachers by SMS’ing the word TRIES to 42603 to donate R30.


Education is Power.


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