Thursday, June 17, 2010

Coca-Cola Sponsors 21 HBCU Students in South Africa

Student winners of Coca-Cola's “Open Happiness Tour” video contest are headed to South Africa for five days to learn more about Africa’s water crisis first-hand when they visit a local orphanage whose water system is in dire need of repairs. Coca-Cola will make a donation to assist with the repairs of the water system to provide the orphanage will have clean running water for cooking, bathing and other necessities.

The 21 Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students will also meet with executives from Coca-Cola South Africa, who will share information about other projects the company is sponsoring. The students will learn about other initiatives throughout Africa, including HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention, access to education, job creation and humanitarian assistance. The students leave Atlanta on June 25 and return on July 1. While there, the students will be taking photos and videos and will also to soak up South African culture, including a trip to the Nelson Mandela National Museum, go on a Safari and attend a FIFA World Cup match.

For more information, contact Sarah Woodward, Coca-Cola 404-870-6870.

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