good news stories contentSchools on the MySchool programme donate funds to help those less fortunate.

Ubambiswano, the social development programme at St Andrew’s School for Girls, has been in place for over 25 years and has changed the lives of many scholars from disadvantaged schools, offering them a chance to benefit from excellent tuition and wider opportunities and to learn skills that they might otherwise not have been exposed to.
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The Daveyton Educational Programme is a Saturday School for Grades 6-9 which, using the facilities at St Andrew’s School, supplements their schooling in key curriculum areas including Mathematics, English, Physical and Natural Sciences, Computer and Life Skills. Over a four year period, 96 pupils from 31 schools in the Daveyton and Etwatwa areas attend the programme every Saturday. The students are also exposed to a wide range of skills through enrichment activities, all in a safe and supportive environment.

50% of the funds generated through MySchool for St Andrew’s School for Girls are donated to Ubambiswano. St Andrew’s transports the students to and from the Saturday School and provides nutritious cooked meals. The MySchool funds cover the transportation costs, meals costs as well as the costs involved in providing textbooks, other learning materials and uniforms.

The enrichment activities offered include public speaking, drama classes, swimming lessons, cooking, art, music, choir lessons, leadership camps and outings. Girls from St Andrew’s Senior School sign up to help these learners with reading, swimming, art, sport and cooking lessons. Staff, girls and parents are dedicated in their efforts to raise funds for Laerskool Eikestadand support the programme. Thanks to united participation from the school community, we are able to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of these children and help them achieve their dreams. -  Annette Dos Santos, Social Development Coordinator

Kids Give Adults A Helping Hand

The pupils of Eikestad Primary School in Stellenbosch recently had a drive to raise funds for Horizon House, a residential and work centre for intellectually disabled adults. On the photograph from left are Anje Dercksen, head girl, Gregory Withers and Gideon Nieuwoudt, residents, Herman Kotze, head boy and Annette Fourie, a teacher at the school who organised the fundraising.

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