Tupperware Brands Celebrates Opening of First-Ever Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 27, 2011 - A ceremony hosted by Tupperware Brands Southern Africa (NYSE: TUP) and Tupperware Brands Chairman & CEO Rick Goings, was held this summer just outside of Johannesburg celebrating the opening of the first-ever Boys & Girls Club of South Africa (BGCSA).

Utilizing the Boys & Girls Clubs of America after school program as a model, the newly established Club was largely funded by Tupperware Brands Southern Africa with a pledge of one million rand {$141,237 USD}.

Two years ago, a collection of civic and business leaders were called upon to embark on a mission to determine the feasibility of establishing a youth organization that could provide supervised, after school programs dedicated to improving the lives of South African children. They responded with a pilot program that would open the first BGCSA.

“Because of the negative impact on the local society from high unemployment rates, crime, school drop-outs, AIDS and limited youth ser

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