To increase awareness of the need for a safe space for all children, Project Playground has launched the “Safe Space” campaign with a live-streamed fundraising gala to be held on Thursday 17 September at 19:00.
You will meet the children and youth from Project Playground’s centres in South Africa and Sweden, as well as several well-known international names who will be telling their stories about their own “safe spaces”.
The free gala event will also stream on The South African.
Watch the live stream here at 19:00
The line-up includes award-winning artist Quincy Jones, electronic music duo Goldfish, Craig Lucas, former Freshlyground lead singer Zolani Mahola, and many more. The gala event will be hosted by Renée Nyberg.
Quincy Jones: The man behind the music
Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, Quincy Jones is an impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word.
His career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, television station owner, magazine founder, multi-media entrepreneur, and humanitarian.
Jones is also the all-time most Grammy nominated artist with a total of 80 nominations.
Project Playground was founded in 2010 by H.R.H. Princess Sofia of Sweden and Frida Vesterberg to create safe spaces for children and youth both in and outside of the home, where they, together with adults they trust, can develop into confident and secure individuals with a positive look on their future.
“It is time that we raise up those who suffer the hardest under the pandemic. For the past 10 years, we have worked to create safe spaces for children in society where the rift is already enormous, but never before has our work been as critically needed as it is today,” said Princess Sofia who will also be participating in the gala event.
“If we do not take action now, we can expect enormous consequences for the world.”
Project Playground has operations in several locations in South Africa and Sweden, and works to improve opportunities for children and youth in life through developmental and stimulating activities, psycho-social support and family strengthening work.
Around one thousand children and youth between the ages of four and 25 participate in Project Playground’s activities every year, of which some have intellectual and/or physical disabilities.
BE PART OF THE SAFE SPACE GALA EVENT
The fundraising gala Safe Space takes place on Thursday 17 September at 19.00.
You can register now on this page. #ppgsafespace The event will be streamed on The South African’s website as well.