Ottawa-based Lixar I.T. sends 8 Children from SOS Children's Villages -
Rustenburg to the FIFA World Cup

OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - To celebrate the accomplishments of 8 outstanding children who have achieved excellence in school, shown personal perseverance and determination, and have exhibited fair play on the pitch, Lixar will be sending them with hospitality/vip tickets to the June 19th Ghana vs. Australia FIFA World Cup Game in Rustenburg, South Africa.

As some have said, in Africa (as in other countries around the world) "soccer is like a religion". To these children, the opportunity to attend this game and watch an African team compete truly is a Dream of a Lifetime.

"It is our privilege to extend this opportunity to these children that have worked so hard throughout the year." said Bill Syrros, CEO. "We hope that their peers will see that education can create opportunities and make a lasting difference."

Lixar held the first annual Soccer Day in 2006 and became involved with SOS Children's Villages through the FIFA 6 for 6 program, which was responsible for building 6 SOS villages throughout South Africa, one of which is located in Rustenburg. Rustenburg has the highest rate of HIV/AIDs in South Africa which means that it also has the most vulnerable children.

Since 2006, Lixar's commitment to support Rustenburg's children has grown. Due to the creation of the Lixar - SOS Family Strengthening Scholarship Program in 2007, over 634 children now have access to school.

The scholarship program reflects Lixar's social commitment to create meaningful change and make a real impact in the lives of others.

To learn more about Lixar IT, please visit: or about SOS Children's Villages Canada:

Lixar is a web technology services company with core competencies in design-development-support of web applications, business process automation, and system/database integration.


For further information: For further information: Shelley Fraser, Lixar,, 613-722-0688 (107) or 613-720-9498

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