Global Citizen And Heavy Chef Partner To Support Learning Experiences In South Africa

Johannesburg, February, 2019 - Global Citizen has announced Heavy Chef as a community partner in efforts to further provide education opportunities to South Africans, with a special focus on leadership, innovation and technology.

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The Global Citizen community will have the opportunity to take action and enter to earn tickets to Heavy Chef’s learning experiences in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Actions are taken by tweeting, signing petitions, sending emails and more. For each action taken, Global Citizens collect points allowing them to earn exciting rewards.

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On the platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change. Global Citizen is the organisation that brought global superstars Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin to South Africa last year, and regularly organises high-profile concerts around the world.

Heavy Chef is a community run organisation and platform for people that walk the talk and practice what they preach - that do. Its name comes from the saying 'never trust a skinny chef'. Heavy Chef focuses on evening events and morning masterclasses.

The model is simple — Take Action, Earn Points, Win Rewards. When Global Citizens take action on our platform (ie. tweet, sign petitions, email leaders), they earn points they can use to enter to win tickets to shows all over the world.

Fred Roed, CEO and Founder of Heavy Chef added: “The entire Heavy Chef team is incredibly excited about this partnership. Our goals are aligned in that Global Citizen aims to eradicate poverty, and Heavy Chef aims to uplift communities out of poverty by introducing vital entrepreneurial skills.”

“This is a strong partnership and we see a lot of synergy between the two organisations,” said Chebet Chikumbu, Africa Director at Global Citizen.

As a result of the partnership, community members of Global Citizen can attend the learning experiences hosted by Heavy Chef, and presented some of the world’s leading practitioners in Technology, Leadership and Creativity, for free.

“The cost of attendance for a Heavy Chef Masterclass is R1480, so it represents a significant benefit for potential attendees.,” says Justin Norman, Head of Special Projects at Heavy Chef.

Scheduled learning experiences include:

Additional events scheduled are with business CEOs, student CEOs, venture capitalists, government leaders, and other business and civic leaders.

Tickets to the keynotes and workshops can also be purchased on the Heavy Chef website.

Enquiries can be made by emailing events@heavychef.com

Follow Heavy Chef at all channels /heavychef and find out details at www.heavychef.com

To learn more about Global Citizen and how your impact can bring us one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030, visit the Global Citizen website.

An action-first organisation

Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. The organization has taken its action-based model to South Africa, Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Canada, and created a platform for activists to learn about the issues they care most about, take action, and earn rewards for doing so.

To learn more about Global Citizen and how your impact can bring us one step closer to ending extreme poverty by 2030, visit https://www.globalcitizen.org/

 

Never trust a skinny chef

Heavy Chef is a community run organisation that creates learning experiences for entrepreneurs. The name comes from the saying ‘never trust a skinny chef’. Heavy Chef focuses on evening events and morning Masterclasses. it is a platform for people that walk the talk, practice what they preach - that DO. Heavy Chef’s aim is to inspire their community members to be brave enough to start new ventures, and then empower them to succeed.