Driving education, one litre at a time

2017-09-06 06:00

THE Litres For Education initiative that was created to help educational institutions is looking for support.

This initiative was started in 2013 at BP Moore Road in Durban, and Pietermaritzburg came on board in 2015.

The founder, Graeme Schewitz, told Maritzburg Fever they launched the initiative because they wanted to give back to communities in a sustainable way.

“We all know that education is the cornerstone in many countries and in Pietermaritzburg we have so many charities. It easy to be part of this initiative - people just need to sign up online and choose their beneficiaries [charity organisation or school they would like to support] as they appear on our website.

“Each time they fill up at our 20 petrol stations­ around KwaZulu-Natal each 10c in a litre goes to the beneficiary they have chosen. At the end of the day it does not cost them anything to support.

“In Pietermaritzburg we have three service stations - Engen Basil Bure, Engen Duzi and BP Raisethorpe. We have 20 service stations from Howick and Ballito."

He said after signing up people have to then fill up at these three Pietermaritzburg­ service stations.

Schewitz said since the initiative began it has grown and they reached one million litres this year.

“We encourage people to sign up because the organisations we support may be the organisation they or their family members turn to with problems of their own in future.

“We have charities [that we support] ranging from hospice, SPCA, children, cancer, alcohol, drug abuse, abused children, and so on.
“We want to support society and educate people about our initiative.”

He also appealed for sponsors as they are a non-profit organisation.

For more information visit www.litresforeducation.co.za or email info@litresforeducation.co.za

WHAT IS LITRES FOR EDUCATION?

Litres for Education is an inspired initiative that enables ordinary people to make a difference to their choice of an educational institution or other worthy causes based on the amount of fuel purchased monthly.

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