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C@P Food Supports Umzimvelo

We donated material to redo Umzimvelo Agricultural School’s entire kitchen. For most of the kids the food they receive at the school is their only meal for the day. The school’s kitchen was in a very bad state, and we proudly made a difference by improving this dramatically. C@P also donated maize meal during the year to help the school in difficult times.

Back 2 School 2017

With Back 2 School around the corner, C@P wants to invite everyone to be part of this project. We will be distributing stationery, school shoes and any school related items to children from all backgrounds living in poverty. Please get in touch with us if you want to make a contribution, donate goods for our Back 2 School programme, or help us distribute the items.

Christmas Giving 2016

What a great start to the summer holiday! C@P donated Christmas presents, colouring books and pencils, and snack packs to all the children attending Endotheni Primary in Mpumalanga. Contact us if you want to get involved in any of our projects.

C@P Education does it again!

We are proud to announce that C@P Education in partnership with Denel developed a library at Umzimvelo Agricultural School during 2016. It has always been a dream of ours to develop libraries in rural areas. This donation will reach a vast group of children and we hope to develop many more libraries in local communities as we continue our work as South African citizens helping the less fortunate.

C@P Summer Loving - 2015

We are distributing hundreds of umbrellas to people in need this summer. We challenge everybody to get involved with this project. You can buy or collect umbrellas and hand it out to people in need, then post your pics on Facebook with ‪#‎CAPSummerLoving, or email it to us at info@childrenatplay.org.za. Any donations are welcome, contact us for more info.

C@P sharing Christmas love - 2014

C@P started the 2014 festive season with a Christmas project in support of the CMR Child and Youth Care Centre. We sponsored presents, toiletries and snack packs to the children, and basic necessities to the Baby Centre. Help us in spreading the joy this Christmas holiday and get involved with C@P’s activities!

C@P International Promo Tour to the USA. - 2014

Giving people all over the world an opportunity to 'Change the world for individuals'. Click HERE to download more info on the Tour!

C@P Health is launched in partnership with CANSA! - 2013

C@P and CANSA partnered to help cancer fighting children – Warriors at Play! Check out the C@P Health page for more information – get involved and help make a difference.

International Nelson Mandela Day Events - 2013

C@P had several successful events on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2013. We hosted 5 different projects on the day, which started with a Blanket Drive in partnership with Nedbank Capital who donated hundreds of blankets to needy families, followed by an event at Phomolong Primary where we distributed beanies and snack packs to 1200 children – sponsored by BAE Systems, LSSA. At the same time a C@P Education event was taking place in Ermelo, De Wit Motors sponsored stationery to 500 children attending Umzimvelo Agricultural School. The next stop was at one of the two parties in Pretoria for pre-primary school kids in partnership with eNuus and Kyknet.
Thanks to all our partners who helped us to support more than 2000 children on International Nelson Mandela Day!

eC@P Project (C@P in partnership with eNuus) - 2013

C@P recently partnered with eNuus (Afrikaans eNews) and the viewers, to help change the world for children. The project has been a huge success! Three schools and one orphanage were supported through this project. The eC@P team also travelled to Loxton in the Northern Cape to help several poor communities in that area. Watch this space for more updates on the eC@P Project!

Jomo Cosmos Football Club partnership with C@P - 2012

C@P is proud to announce our new partnership with Jomo Cosmos Football Club. Together we will support communities through sport development and healthy living. This will help C@P change the world for individuals!

Children @ Play approved in terms of Section 18A tax benefit - 2012

C@P is a registered SARS PBO (Public Benefit Organisation – 930038608), and is also registered for income tax (9013/609/22/8) with SARS.

C@P was recently approved in terms of Section 18A, meaning that all donations and sponsorships are tax deductible in the hands of the givers! No donations tax or estate duty tax are payable by any donor.

Therefore, your donations are not only improving your BBBEE status - you also have the tax benefit when supporting C@P!

Children @ Play International in Botswana - 2012

The C@P team went on a very successful outreach trip to Botswana in April 2012. Items distributed included stationery, clothing, sport equipment, Tswana Bible and children’s Tswana Bibles. The communities and churches supported are based in Palapye and Maun. The Deeper Life Bible church received most of the Bibles, and as the C@P team travelled through Botswana bibles and toys were handed out to people in need. It was indeed another successful C@P International trip! Thank you to Louis Leipoldt Primary School and PNA for supporting this project!

Children @ Play Education 2012 projects kicks off

The C@P Education project kicked off with a bang in 2012! Children from 2 schools in Tembisa, and 3 farm schools in Ermelo received stationery packs, to equip them with the necessary educational tools for 2012. More than 4000 stationery packs were distributed. Thanks to BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa we were able to support these children. Pritt also provided Pritt sticks for all the stationery packs. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors!

Children @ Play in Burundi and Central African Republic - 2011

From the start the mission of C@P was to do more in Africa. We visited an orphanage in Burundi and gave the children Christmas gifts. The orphanage is based in Bujumbura. There is a huge need for help in the poor African countries. In South Africa for instance, we have thousands of NGO's doing great work. But in the poor African countries proper NGO's are very few. Hence the reason for C@P's involvement in the greater Africa. We saw countries with very sad histories, but we met people with a great will to live! We are definitely going back in the future, and if you can help us make it happen, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Christmas Project 2011

The 2011 Christmas Project was a great succsess! We were able to give Christmas presents to 2000 children. The presents varied between soccer, netball balls and teddy bears. The Children's Homes received toiletries for the orphans. We were also able to supply Actonville Primary School with a brand new Jungle Gym and ALL the sport equipment the school will need to practice various sports like: Cricket, Soccer, Netball ect. Instititions supported include:

  • Actonville Primary
  • Kliptown Youth Centre
  • Jacaranda Children's Home
  • Louis Botha Children's Home

Education Project - 2011

The Education Project was created to provide children in need with stationary packs, enabling them to prepare for their final year-end examinations. We supplied complete stationary packs to over 4 000 learners from disadvantaged schools or areas with the help of BAE Systems. Additionally, the learners studying mathematics and science received mathematical sets and scientific calculators.

The following schools were supported during this project:

  • Albert Street School
  • Kensington School
  • Ekukhanyeni School
  • Ramaphosa Ekukhanyeni School
  • Jacaranda Children’s Home
  • Louis Botha Children’s Home

Inspiration Day

C@P in association with BAE Systems held an Inspiration Day to the children attending Ekukhanyeni School, which is based in a warehouse with 2200 children attending the school. The motivational speakers were two successful LSSA employees. The theme for the event was: You are the maker of your own destiny, this included why children should take purposeful steps to determine their future and how studying can open doors for them. The motivational speakers addressed the grade 9 – 12 learners and all the children from grade 1 – 12 received complete stationary packs.

Kliptown Youth Centre - Blanket Drive - 2011

C@P in association with BAE Systems provided over 400 blankets to the Kliptown Youth Centre. This Centre provides hope and services to neglected children. There are approximately 400 children (from infants to 18 years old) from different townships who are being taken care off at the Centre. They have formal and informal programmes to support the children including support groups, life skills classes, sports, performance arts and much more.

Winter Project - 2011

More than 2000 beanie and scarf sets were distributed to children in need in association with BAE Systems. We realise the need during the cold winter months and are privileged to have the opportunity to provide to those in need.

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First Day Of School Project - 2011

C@P in association with various sponsors were able to support children going to school for teh first time by giving them a briefcase filled with stationary. This project was started to enable children to have the necessary tools to utilise the opportunity to excel in school. The schools supported were Laerskool Rachel de Beer and Derdepoort Laerskoo;. Thank you to our sponsors! Check out the photos in our Gallery link.

Louis Botha Children's Home

C@P in association with FFG and Resolution held a fun filled day on 31 July 2010, for the children from the Louis Botha Children’s Home in Pretoria. The event took place at Queenswood Primary and the day concluded with an annual rugby match between Louis Botha Children’s Home and Jacaranda Children’s Home. Our caring sponsors gave t-shirts, as well as rugby-and-netball balls to the children and they enjoyed the support we gave them while playing sports. Darryl Desmarais (actor from Egoli) also attended the day to support C@P and the children. C@P would like to thank our wonderful partners and sponsors and gracious personnel from FFG for helping us make this day truly special for these beautiful children.

Farms Schools - Winter Project - 2010

C@P held a wonderful Winter Day on 9 June 2010. The event took place at two different Primary Schools in the Ermelo district. With the support and assistance from FFG Risk Solutions, C@P was able support these 2 schools by giving warm beanies to all the children, as well as a ball to each, to play with. The Supersport’s Lets Play initiative also contributed and sponsored several soccer balls to each school for motivation for the children to practice their skills during the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup that took place in South Africa. It was a joyful day for the children attending these farm schools, and we want to thank FFG and Lets Play for their contributions.

The launch of Children @ Play

C@P first project included the provision of sport facilities and equipment to Indotheni Primary School. On the day of the launch several activities took place.

Children at Play’s initial launch created tremendous excitement in the lives of these young children. The happiness that came forth on that day is enough proof of what an effect we can have not only on these children’s living situations but ultimately on their lives. We made a difference and it is bound to grow enormously in the future with the help of all of you.

The guests at the launch included Mr. John Duarte, (well known businessman and husband of Jesse Duarte), Mr. Dirk Lategan, businessman from Johannesburg, employees of FFG, journalists and several other volunteers helping and attending this wonderful day. Mr. Duarte gave a touching message to the children and he awarded one learner from each grade (grade 4 to 7) who wrote the best essay that morning, with a prize sponsored by Liezel Marais, she further sponsored over a 100 pens and writing material. Mr. Duarte presented Mr. Mathenjwa, Principal of Endotheni Primary School, with 13 soccer balls sponsored by Lets Play, Supersport and the Dutch Reformed Church of Ermelo East.

Mr. Duarte had a great influence on the children and he stated that we must create hope and open doors for these children. He further supported this by saying that farm schools are neglected and is easily forgotten especially with the down turn of the economy, it is time to attend to this problem and make an opportunity thereof. Mr. Duarte’s comments on the situations of these farm schools were that we are unaware of their suffering and problems such as pregnancy; therefore we must limit and prevent more problems arising through education.

The children received snack packs and cold drinks during the day. There were trees planted on the school ground to promote environmental care. Several prizes were given out for different age groups through soccer, netball and athletic competitions and they thoroughly enjoyed the jumping castles. It was a first for many of them.

Christmas Project

Every child no matter what their living situations are must experience the joy of the birth of Christ. We will spread that joy by giving them the chance to feel what so many privileged children experience every year.

Ongoing Projects

Throughout the year we want to give as much as we can whenever possible and therefore this will not be an official project. We want to give any educational material (books, stationary, drawing paper, magazines etc.) sport equipment and bibles. If you as an individual or a corporate institution want to get involved, please contact us!

C@P is a registered non-profit organisation, SARS PBO and approved in terms of Section 18A tax benefit. We are focused on supporting children or families with children. Registration number: 078-601

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