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Thu 11 December 2014

Johannesburg, 11 December 2014 – Over 160 underprivileged, disadvantaged and orphaned children from different communities around the Ekurhuleni precinct will be hosted by Ms. Bongiwe Pityi, General Manager of O.R. International Airport at the airport’s 3rd annual SED children’s party. This event forms part of the airport’s commitment to being a caring corporate citizen by spreading the Christmas cheer amongst those that are less privileged.  Pityi welcomes the opportunity for O.R. Tambo International to bring life to the airport’s Socio- Economic Development (SED) promise of ‘Empowering communities with P.R.I.D.E” on Friday 12 December 2014.

“The development of children living in the surrounding areas of our operations is important to us. O.R. Tambo International Airport believes that our ability to successfully operate rests with the support and involvement of local communities around the airport,” says Ms Pityi.

O.R. Tambo International Airport’s guests of honour will be children from Sinethemba Day Care (Tokoza), OR Tambo Primary School (Phomolong, Tembisa), Arebaokeng Nursery and Hospice (Hospital View, Tembisa), Alexandra Health Care Centre Orphans (Alexandra) and   Entokozweni Nursery School (Alexandra).

“The airport’s year-long SED initiatives have helped us realise the creation of a memorable ending to the children’s academic year. This is why we have invited members of the media, community leaders and airport stakeholders to be part of what we believe will be an unforgettable experience for our children,” concludes Pityi.

The children, aged between 4 and 12 years, will be pampered for the day and given special treats as their laughter and joy echoes throughout the airport.

For more information, please contact:
Neo Callis
O.R. Tambo International Airport
Direct: +27 (0) 11 921 6381
Cell: +27 (0) 82 332 3935

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