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Another try, another R5 000 for teacher training!Another try, another R5 000 for teacher training!

UPDATE - 8 June 2015 - The score after week 17 of the competition is 164 tries equalling R820 000 in donations for teacher training in the Mobile Education Programme. 

The Toyata Cheetahs lead the score board with 36 tries and Boom Prinsloo is still the top individual contributor with eight tries and R40 000. 

 

UPDATE - 1 June 2015 - The score after week 16 of the competition is 151 tries equalling R755 000 in donations for teacher training in the Mobile Education Programme. 

The teams are very close (31, 31, 31, 30 and 28 tries) and Boom Prinsloo remains the top individual contributor scoring seven tries and R35 000. 

 

28 May 2015 –South African rugby franchises have already contributed R685 000 toward teacher training in the 2015 Vodacom SuperRugby competition by doing what they do best, scoring tries.

This year Vodacom is making a difference in the lives of others through the Tries for Teachers campaign. Vodacom will donate R5 000 toward teacher training for every try scored by a South African team during the 2015 season.

Fans can also support Tries for Teachers by SMS'ing the word TRIES to 42603 and donate R30.

Updates can be followed at #TriesforTeachers

 

The tries

After Week 15 of Vodacom SuperRugby, the South African teams have scored 137 tries in total since the start of the tournament which equates to R685 000 that will be donated to the initiative.

The Vodacom Bulls lead the pack in supporting Tries for Teachers with 30 tries in total, with the Toyato Cheetas scoring one less.

The Cell C Sharks are in third place with a total of 28 tries followed closely by the Emirates Lions at 27. With 23 tries the DHL Stormers have still made a sizable contribution of R115 000.

Boom Prinsloo from the Toyota Cheetahs is among the leading try-scorers in the competition and the top individual contributor to the Tries for Teachers campaign with six tries equaling a contribution of R30 000.

 

The teachers

Training in one of the 61 teacher centresTraining in one of the 61 teacher centresTries for Teachers supports Vodacom Foundation's flagship Mobile Education Programme for teachers to be empowered through access to Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The programme offers teacher training and has trained 20 000 teachers in Maths and Science using technology. Teachers are also trained on how to integrate ICT in the classroom.

Currently a total of 61 teacher centres have been established country wide, which offer teacher development training, youth and community programmes.

It is not only the players that will be contributing towards "Tries for Teachers" but it's about everyone playing their part: Vodacom, the players and the fans.

Fans can support Tries for Teachers by SMS'ing the word TRIES to 42603 and donate R30.

 

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