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Education Partnership Announced

AFRIOCEANS Conservation Alliance and Thorp Motor Group announced the establishment of a dynamic new partnership in marine education at a ceremony at Thorp Motor Group's Fish Hoek offices on Thursday April 12.

Branch manager Rene Cronje said: 'Thorp Motor Group Fish Hoek Branch is proud to sponsor a new Chevrolet Spark Lite to AfriOceans Conservation Alliance to assist in its AfriOceans Warriors Programme. This programme works to educate learners in conservation matters, particularly regarding our oceans. To the. AfriOceans Warriors and all the school tribes, go, go, go and have fun while learning,

The AfriOceans Warriors Programme is a unique environmental education programme, the largest of its kind in South Africa, sponsored by the National Lotteries Board Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF). It is already working with 12 primary schools in the south peninsula, reaching-420 learners every week. Over the next three years the programme aims to reach many communities and learners along our coastline.

“The support of companies like Thorp Motor Group in Fish Hoek who align with our mission to conserve and protect our natural resources, is what makes the important work we do possible. We are very excited about our new partnership with Thorp Motor Group and General Motors together we are going the extra mile and making a difference!" said executive director of AfriOceans, Lesley Rochat.

The AfriOceans .head of education, Terry Corr, said: "Thorp Motor Group's fantastic contribution to the AfriOceans Education team will greatly assist us as we travel to many schools in the Cape Town area to teach hundreds of young' learners about the importance of our oceans and how they can take action."

The sponsored Chevrolet Spark Lite is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the road, with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions measured of any similar type of vehicle.

"We must become the example to those we teach, and reducing our ecological footprint is key to a sustainable future' said Corr.

For information about AfriOceans, call Rochat on 021 7827590 or Corr 021 7821348; email: terry@aoca.org.za

For information on Thorp Fish Hoek, call Rene Cronje 021 7841220.