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SASKO SIYASIZANA INITIAVE HANDOVER OF THE FIRST OF A 1000 PLAYGROUNDS IN KWAZULU-NATAL

 The SASKO Siyasizana “Play Better” campaign aimed at building, restoring, and upgrading 1000 playgrounds throughout Mzansi over the next two years, celebrated the start of many playground handovers on Friday, 2nd September 2023.

To reinforce SASKO’s “people who make things better” brand repositioning messaging, the brand kicked off its mission in Durban with a play day activation at Inkonkoni Primary School in Umlazi V Section, handing over a brand-new playground to raise awareness on the importance of positive play and its benefits for children in communities.

The “Play Better” campaign targets early childhood development (ECD) and foundation phase learners with a strong anti-bullying message by promoting active and positive play. 

The 2022 LEGO Playwell Report,  reveals that the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of developmental and social play, at an early age, can help to reduce the prevalence and impact of bullying by allowing children to develop life skills to manage future interactions.

SASKO has been at the centre of communities since 1930, and the SASKO Siyasizana initiative has always focused on building a solid foundation for the future generation. Siyasizana, which means ‘we are helping each other’, previously provided pre-primary and primary school children with reading books and educational material.

Pepsico South Africa Marketing Manager Nowawethu Ngadlela highlighted SASKO’s commitment to touching lives from a  young age as that is where children are the most vulnerable. 

“While we are selling bread, we are also giving back to the communities,” says Ngadlela.

“We can’t rely solely on  the government to make a difference, we have to play our part in making a difference. At SASKO, we really care and have always been committed to caring for South African communities. If we can do something to care and make life better   on a daily basis, it becomes infectious and then the rest of the world starts doing the same – can you imagine what kind of communities we will have?  

“The vision we have is to make the world better, starting with our young ones and hopefully, by showing how we care, we can assist in ensuring that they as  the next generation, they can be better and caring people.” she added.

Sthembiso Qwala, Inkonkoni Primary School principal, who admitted that he was caught by surprise by this handover, was left elated by SASKO’s kind gesture. 

“Obviously we are happy with this gesture which is the first of its kind in our school,” says Qwala. 

“This will go a long way in assisting the teachers with the development of our learners’ physical and emotional well-being going forward.”

Consumers can visit the SASKO website www.sasko.co.za and follow its social media pages for more information about this exciting campaign as well as the upcoming playground handovers.

ABOUT SASKO: DID YOU KNOW?

“SASKO believes that life should taste great – and this is at the heart of everything we do!”

That’s why SASKO bread & flour can be found in millions of South African homes each day – tickling taste buds and filling stomachs since the first loaf was baked and bag of flour milled as far back as the 1930s.

SASKO uses only the finest ingredients, milled, mixed, and baked to tasty perfection. Because SASKO has been around for more than 90 years, it understands the importance of giving South Africans the sustenance they need without compromising on taste. Combined with a national network of world-class Bakeries & Mills across South Africa, we ensure that you can enjoy locally made, superior quality goods every day.

With complimentary Flour & Bread categories and such rich heritage and history SASKO is the baking expert brand to be trusted. We cater to every kind of taste and type and make sure that everyone is inspired to bake only the best cakes, muffins, scones, pancake, and so much more.

At the forefront of baking and innovation, we’re always looking to improve our brand with the best methods. Our dedicated research and development department ensures that only the most advanced baking processes and milling techniques are adhered to – using the latest technology and equipment. The results shine through in soft, delicious slices of bread and consistently soft and fluffy flour that give every tasty, energy-filled bite a touch of greatness. With SASKO in your basket, life really does taste great!

For more information visit www.sasko.co.za

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