What are the benefits to individuals and organizations that support the program?


If you decide to support the program by either sponsoring an individual, your young employees or items, the SOMAFCO Trust has the following options available for a sponsor//

1. Interview on radio if you sponsor more than 1 participant and or added to the sponsorship pages of the O.R Tambo Edu Tour booklet and social media promotion.

2. Branding opportunities in booklet and other collateral, print media adverts and radio mentions for your company if done on behalf or through a company

Contact us to find out how you can support the program in an inexpensive way: oret@oret.org.za


How will a person who goes on the tour benefit?

The O.R Tambo Edu Tour program is a unique experience. Although the buildings that bear testimony to an epoch of our liberation struggle and the efforts of international solidarity remain, some of the stories that they hold can only be shared by those who lived in them.

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Participants on the tour emerge with the knowledge and impact of South Africa’s history and a deeper understanding of what supports South Africa’s democratic dispensation. Individuals become more knowledgeable about South Africa’s own successes and its road to freedom. The O.R Tambo Edu Tour has built friendships and instilled an appreciation of diversity.

Other benefits

  • The tour provides an opportunity for reflection and introspection
  • Cultural learning and dialogue, with increased awareness of African issues
  • Inspires curiosity about global issues and refines perspectives and ideas
  • Introduction to concepts of community development, with the practical example being SOMAFCO which was a unique community development model
  • Self-empowerment and confidence building through the SOMAFCO Leadership program
  • Inspiring participants to become global citizens and active agents in the development of their communities
  • Inspire participant through the values of excellence, courage and discipline as shown by O.R Tambo and Solomon Mahlangu.

As the program contains various facets of history, tourism, cultural diplomacy, community development and development in general, it is highly beneficial to students of:

  • History,
  • International relations,
  • Community development
  • African studies and;
  • African trade and economic development.

Testimonials indicate have that participants have returned re-inspired and re-committed to the global cause of social justice and international solidarity.

Although the buildings that bear testimony to an epoch of our liberation struggle and the efforts of international solidarity remain, some of the stories that they hold can only be shared by those who lived in some of those buildings. The O.R Tambo Edu Tour has had the impact of building friendships and an appreciation of diversity.

Participants on the tour emerge with the knowledge and impact of South Africa’s history and a deeper understanding of the subtle stories
that are part of how South Africa attained its democratic dispensation.

 

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How can our organization participate or Support?

There are four options we have identified for corporates and organizations. These are //

Causes

A

Organizations seeking to achieve corporate social responsibility can follow the example of the Department of Social Development and the National Heritage Council, who selected their candidates and fully funded their participation in the O.R Tambo Edu Tour.

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B

Provide funding for a certain number of individuals but leave the decision of how the participants are identified to the SOMAFCO Trust. Typically, the SOMAFCO Trust will add the contribution to the pool of participants who are identified publicly through either the facebook competition or the essay writing competition. We will acknowledge the contribution on all our platforms. The SOMAFCO Trust can also tailor the program and give the sponsor the exclusive focus, i.e a specific sponsor orientated competition can be run on behalf of the sponsor.

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C

Sponsor some of the promotional and other cost items for the SOMAFCO Trust.

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D

Provide resources that the SOMAFCO Trust can donate to the Chief Albert Luthuli Primary School in Tanzania or items that can be given to winners of the tour.

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If you have an idea or suggestion, you can contact us on oret@oret.org.za with your idea or suggestion.

Individuals are welcomed to participate as adjudicators. You will be required to send your C.V to oret@oret.org.za