Braam champions many causes and organisations, using his public speaking engagements and his “Do One Thing” call to action to help environmental and philanthropic organisations educate the public about issues, and to raise funds so they can continue doing good work.
Braam believes in the power of giving: he works with The Amy Biehl Trust and Operation Smile, where he makes a difference in the lives of young people by doing youth leadership camps and fundraising for Operation Smile so that children can have facial deformities such as cleft palates repaired.
The Great Wall of China expedition funded the inaugural mission in South Africa for Operation Smile, an international charity organisation providing corrective surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate disfigurements. But there was more to come.
Braam is an ambassador for Old Mutual, a company that has prioritised achieving a truly sustainable future through collaboration within the industry and society, and by investing in South Africa’s social fabric through sporting events, education and arts and culture.
MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet
Braam is proud to be the ambassador for one of SA’s biggest fundraising programmes – My School My Village My Planet. He uses the fund to support fundraising initiatives for Operation Smile, the MyPlanet Rhino Fund and the SANParks Honorary Rangers.
Braam believes, “If we as individuals each do one thing that contributes to creating a sustainable future, collectively we do great things.”
AMY BIEHL FOUNDATION
Braam is an international ambassador for the Amy Biehl Foundation – a non-profit organisation that offers programmes to develop and empower youth (ages 5 – 18) living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within the Western Cape.
The Foundation aims at making learning enjoyable and encouraging youngsters to want to learn.