The Chairman of the Volkswagen Group South Africa, Hubert Waltl, turned the first sod at the site of the new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.
The R20 million loveLife Youth Centre aims to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the youth of the Uitenhage area. It will offer youth specialised counselling services and also provide support to teenagers and parents. Additionally, it will have outreach programmes covering nearly 20 000 young people annually in the 20 surrounding schools.
The centre is Volkswagen South Africa’s 2010 World Cup legacy project and is funded through a donation from Volkswagen AG. It will be managed by loveLife. The centre is scheduled to open on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2012.
At the sod-turning, Volkswagen Group South Africa MD, David Powels said: “Volkswagen Group South Africa and Volkswagen AG believe the centre will have a meaningful impact on the community of KwaNobuhle and the surrounding areas for future generations.”