Sasol: Keo Mokolopo
Sport plays an important role in communities as it provides the youth with activities to stimulate their minds and it encourages positive behaviour. Rope skipping is a sport that has recently been recognised in South Africa (SA). The sport has national and international tournaments and forms part of Sasol‚??s sports development programmes
Sasol commends Keo Mokolopo, from our Secunda site, who contributes beyond her employment role and gives back to the community by using her free time to host rope skipping clinics for youngsters in the Govan Mbeki Municipality.
In an effort to get the youth off the streets during the weekends, Keo decided to host rope skipping clinics. It is a sport that children of all ages can participate in and it teaches them discipline and time management skills.
The clinics have uplifted the community and provided the athletes with the opportunity to excel; enhance their self-confidence and also travel. Two of the athletes represented SA at the World Gymnaestrada competition held in Switzerland earlier this year, while 14 athletes participated in the national championships in Cape Town. Furthermore, one of the athletes was awarded Best Rope Skipper of the Year at the SA Gymnastics Awards.
Sasol‚??s sponsorship allowed Keo to purchase equipment, host clinics, partake in social events and international competitions and has provided the youth with an alternative to doing drugs or crime.
If you require more information or would like to contribute towards this project contact Keo Mokolopo on 017 610 4475 or click on offer help.
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