Bobby en Karlien: In jou skoene | You too can help

10 January 2017

On the reality show Bobby en Karlien: In jou skoene– which kicks off Wednesday 11 January at 20:00 on VIA (DStv channel 147) – the famous South African brother-and-sister duo of Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld have to spend 48 hours in the shoes of someone whose world is completely different from their own. Their emotional adventures are, however, not always just about walking in someone else’s shoes but also about making a difference to people’s lives. And VIA viewers can help too.

Through Candystick – South Africa’s reliable digital and social platform for fund collection – viewers can donate money to some of the causes featured on Bobby en Karlien: In jou skoene and, in doing so, make a difference. Five causes from the first season of the show will be paired with fund-raising campaigns on Candystick:
• In episode one, which airs 11 January, viewers are invited to help the children of the Abraham Kriel children’s
• In episode three on 25 January we pay a visit to the residents of the underprivileged neighbourhood of
Elandspoort near Danville. Viewers can donate via Candystick to Hanna Charity, a foundation dedicated to
South Africans living in poverty.
• In episode five, which airs 8 February, we meet policeman Andries Douglas, a real-life superhero who has made
uplifting the people of Ceres his mission.
• In episode eight on 1 March, viewers can help the rhinos by contributing to the Stop Rhino Poaching
• In episode 10, airing 15 March, we get to know Dr Liana Roodt of the Groote Schuur hospital and her Project
Flamingo initiative which is giving women with breast cancer a second chance.

To make a contribution to any of these causes, simply visit A moneybox – or, more simply put, a donation page for a specific cause – for one of the causes featured on Bobby en Karlien: In jou skoene will be displayed prominently on the homepage. By clicking on the relevant moneybox and then on “Contribute”, you will be directed to a page where you can select your payment method – either via EFT or credit card – and determine the amount you wish to donate.

Bobby en Karlien: In jou skoene starts 11 Janaury at 20:00 with a special 90-minute super-episode, which will air again on Sunday 15 January at 18:00. From the second episode onwards, hour-long episodes will air every Wednesday at 20:30 with repeats on Sundays at 18:30.

TV schedules for VIA are available in Afrikaans newspapers, Huisgenoot, tvplus, on and Follow VIA TV on Facebook and on Twitter at @viatv to stay in touch with the latest developments.

VIA’s target is Afrikaans families who enjoy food, style and relationships.

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