Bob Skinstad is best known for his rugby prowess on the field and his informed commentary on Supersport. But lately he has turned his attention to making a real difference in South Africa.
This evening I attended the Cape Town 27dinner at The Wild Fig. It was a great evening with 100 of Cape Town’s top technology, media and business people.
Bob Skinstad spoke about the Social Enterprise he has created with his business partners and how it is, with the help of people like you and me, changing the lives of young South Africans.
The bobsforgood foundation is born out of the need to challenge the detrimental social consequences of the 7 million children in South Africa with no shoes. The bobsforgood foundation creates hope, fosters pride and ensures dignity by providing free school shoes to impoverished children.
There are many ways to support creating a better life for South African children. I like the strategy Bob has taken as it is so much more than just a charity. By creating a business that offers children in need a pair of shoes with every shoe purchase, they have created a sustainable enterprise that can really change lives.
I’ve just bought my pair online at the Bobs4Good website and challenge you to do the same. They ship internationally and it offers you an opportunity to get some stylish shoes while putting a sole under the feet of a South African child who will think of you every time he walks to school.