Capital Legacy, South Africa’s leading provider of Wills and Estate Administration, is a proud partner of the Ackerman’s #WeareBarbie campaign, donating three R10 000 Education Trusts to three lucky customers.

As a parent, you understand the value of education. As the leading provider of Wills and Estate Administration, Capital Legacy understands the importance of ensuring that this education isn’t interrupted – even if your life is.

Inspired by little girls with big dreams from every walk of life, Blue Horizon and Barbie have teamed up with Ackermans and Capital Legacy to create an Instagram competition with three potentially life-changing prizes – Education Trusts worth R10 000.

The competition is being run alongside the launch of a new range of Barbie-inspired clothing, currently selling in Ackermans stores nationwide. The launch is in tune with the global #WeAreBarbie campaign, which strives to ensure that every little girl can see herself in the iconic Barbie brand, in this way sharing the brand’s inclusive view of beauty, and its innate belief that every little girl, from every walk of life, should dream big.

The sad reality, however, is that big dreams can be shattered – all too often by the untimely death of a parent, or even both parents.

Did you know that almost 75% of South Africans pass away without a valid will? And that without a valid will, you have no say in how your assets are distributed.? Your partner could be left with nothing, if you are not married, and your children’s inheritances could pass directly to the Government’s Guardian Fund, instead of to your children. Your family could be left with nothing, no means of support, and no means to pay for education.

It’s a truly frightening thought. And it’s the reason Capital Legacy was borne – to help reduce this statistic and ensure that more of South Africa’s children are provided for in the event of the untimely death of a parent, or parents.

There is common misperception that “wills and trusts are for the wealthy”, but the reality is that wills and trusts help ensure that your family is cared for if you are no longer there to care for them.

Since its inception in 2012, Capital Legacy has grown to become the single largest provider of wills in the country with more than 300 000 clients, 9 offices across the country and 350 staff.  Capital Legacy drafts more than 6 500 wills for new clients every month and is trusted by more than 4 500 financial advisors countrywide, affirming the company’s tagline of “Leave a Legacy”.

(I think we need to talk here more about the education trusts, as opposed to the wills? I’m not sure if the trust is part of the will, or if it is sold as a separate product, I couldn’t really find anything on the website, or in the info you sent through – it all seems to be focused on wills. I would include info regarding what an education trust or policy could buy. How just so much a month can ensure an education for life. I’m a little confused about the R10 000 prize. It sounds like a lot, but R10 000 wouldn’t even cover one child’s education for a year, so I’m assuming that’s the value of the investment, not the actual fund?)

Capital Legacy believes in the power of education, and in the power of children to change this world for the better. By partnering with Ackerman’s #WeareBarbie campaign, and donating three R10 000 educational trusts to three lucky customers, we believe we are not only empowering our children to make this world a better place, but also empowering their parents, by enabling them to give their children the gift of education.

Capital Legacy (Pty) Ltd is an Authorised Financial Services Provider. The Legacy Protection Plan is underwritten by Guardrisk Life Ltd.