Regent Active Education – Scholar Patrol

September 2, 2016 · 1 comment

in Campaigns,Culture,Documentary,Events

Did you know that 1 in 3 children under the age of 15 die every day as a result of road accidents? There are approximately 13,800 deaths every year and by educating children about road safety we can reduce these fatalities through focused education.


Active Education’s Scholar Patrol project is run in conjunction with Regent Insurance, the Department of Basic Education and the Road Traffic Management Corporation, and together they reinstate and train learners and teachers in basic road safety. Zebra crossings are refurbished, and the Scholar Patrol teams are provided with reflective bibs, caps and signage.

I was privileged to be a part of this heart-warming initiative earlier in August. My day started at 03:45, and together with several thought leaders in the entertainment space, including the likes of LeAnne Dlamini, Loyiso Bala, Graeme Watkins, Time Reece and Katlego Maboe, we made our way to at Siphiwe Primary School in Tembisa. These celebrities leant their voices to this initiative to ensure our children reach their classrooms safely, and provided a fun and engaging show with impromptu performances. It was also the first time I was part of an event that trended on Twitter! #RegentScholarPatrol #EducationMeansEverything

The below video will hit you right in the feels, and give you a birds eye view of our experience at Siphiwe Primary.

Here are a few images from the day:


Olia Outkina doing LeAnne Dlamini’s make-up


Katlego Maboe interviews Vusi Masemene, Provincial Deputy Director – School Safety DBE


Michelle Ashen Abrahams and the guys from Active Education entertaining the children


Tebogo Makofane addressing the children


The kids just loved Graeme Watkins’ energy!


Katlego Maboe beat boxing for the kids


The lovely Tima Reece


Graeme Watkins and Chris Botha from Regent Life repainting the zebra crossing


LeAnne Dlamini thoroughly enjoying the painting!


Kurt Herman steps in to make his mark on the zebra crossing


Katlego Maboe interviews LeAnne Dlamini


Selfie galore with Jen Bala


Michelle Ashen Abrahams with some of the learners from Siphiwe Primary



The billboard in Edenvale en route to the airport


A huge shout out to our talented crew who made this all possible:

Client: Regent Life

Director: Michelle Ashen Abrahams

Producer: Ash Singh

Assistant Director: Gary Meyer

Operations Managers: Sherril Rankin and Rorisang Morebodi

Videography: Luther van der Watt and Harsheen Patel

Sound: Keegan Cannel

Make-up: Olia Outkina and Angie van der Berg

Talent: Katlego Maboe

Loyiso and Jen Bala

Kurt Herman and Tima Reece

Graeme Watkins

Quintus Jansen

Llewellyn George


Team Regent






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Erika van Zyl September 4, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Such an awesome initiative. Heartwarming. And your images capture that perfectly.

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