21 thumbCelebrating 21 years of giving, read how our 21 incredible winners plan to spend their share of R2.1 million to change lives and make a difference.  


By nominating the causes close to their hearts, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporters will see 21 winners receive R100 000 each, to continue to make a difference.

In celebration of our 21st birthday last year, we launched the  ’21 years of giving back’ campaign.  The goal: to give R2.1 million away to 21 causes. More than 11500 cardholders were inspired to nominate any charity, organisation or school – even if they weren’t already beneficiaries.

 “The 21 big winners of the campaign are truly representative of the variety and the breadth of what’s important to our MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet cardholders,” says Pieter Twine, General Manager MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet.  “It has been fantastic to see more grassroots projects coming to the fore, where the donation of R100 000 can really make a great difference to their work.”


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1.  Arise Cape Town

2.  Beacon School for LSEN

3.  Bokamoso Day Care Centre

4.  Brien Holden Vision Institute

5.  Chic Mamas Do Care Durban

6.  Lebone Village

7.  Lesedi Early Childhood Development

8.  Mdzananda Animal Clinic

9.  Nkhabang Primary School

10. Nombulelo Secondary school

11. Nooitgedacht Primary school

12. Radha Roopsingh Primary School

13. Ramaditse Community Hope Centre

14. Read to Rise

15. Realema Teacher Intern Programme

16. Silverdale Primary School

17. Sunnyside Primary School Athlone

18. The Sprightly Seed

19. Thusanang PreSchool and Educare Centre

20. Topsy Foundation

21. Volunteer Wildfire Services


Over the past 21 years, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet has raised more than R500 million for South African schools, charities, animal and environmental causes. 

Read how some of our 21 winners will use their R100 000:

Arise Children’s Ministry
Arise Children’s ministry will use its funds to write and pilot a school readiness programme, supported by a training programme for NGOs.

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Brien Holden Vision 
Providing brand new spectacles through the Institute’s Child Eye Health Programme, at least 625 schoolchildren will now enjoy clear vision.


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Chic MaMas care 
Along with converting a container into a classroom, Chic MaMas preschool will buy new jungle gym equipment and contribute towards a harvesting system.


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Mdzananda Animal Clinic
To boost its animal welfare efforts, Mdzananda Animal Clinic will use its cash donation to pay for veterinary medication and consumables for animals.


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Nkabang primary school 
With its funds, Nkabang primary school learners will enjoy a paved assembly area, library shelves, school furniture and much needed sports equipment.


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Ramaditse Community Hope Centre
By revamping its computer lab with new computers, stationery and furniture, young people can learn computer skills and create CVs to apply for jobs. 

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The Sprightly Seed
Delivering food security and nutrition, the Sprightly Seed will set up two new food gardens at selected early childhood centres in the Western Cape.

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The Topsy Foundation
To help children to protect themselves from violent attacks, the Topsy Foundation will use funds to implement its Protective Behaviours training programme.

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Read to Rise
Using its money to fund a class programme to teach children to read and write, Read to Rise will also give children books to take home. 


Silverdale Primary
Silverdale Primary School will use its funds to renovate and upgrade its library with new books, floors, walls and equipment.


Beacon School for LSEN
Helping impaired learners to develop gross motor skills through play, Beacon will buy sensory play equipment, trees and a new surface for its play area. 


Bokamoso Day Care Centre
Funds will be used for a new brick classroom, shade and paint in the play area, a paved yard for safety, new cots for babies and hot water in the kitchen. 


Lebone Village
Lebone will expand its care and feeding scheme to children and families in the community, to help fill hungry tummies in often child-headed households.


Lesedi Early Childhood Development
Lesedi plans to buy a printer and much-needed garden and kitchen equipment, repair its building and replace pit toilets with sanitary toilets. 


Nombulelo Secondary school
Learners at Nombulelo can look forward to brand new classroom doors and improved ICT to bring internet access to classrooms and their computer lab.


Nooitgedacht Primary School 
Using its funds to add artificial turf to its Grade R play area for safety, and a new multi-sport surface, Nooitgedacht plans to nurture sporting talent.


Radha Roopsingh Primary School
In desperate need of new toilets, the school will use its funds to construct new sanitary toilets, with an upgrade to its sewer system.


Realema Teacher Intern Programme
To help black, financially underprivileged children become professional and passionate teachers, Realema will cover fees for seven students for one year.


Sunnyside Primary School Athlone
Funds will pay for repairs to storm-damaged buildings and sports courts, covering the quad, water pumps, new dictionaries, projectors and sports equipment.


Thusanang PreSchool and Educare Centre
Providing vital early learning and nutrition for 200 children every day, Thusanang will use funds to upgrade education toys and equipment at the school. 


Volunteer Wildfire Services
To continue to serve and protect communities from fire, VWS will use its funds to renovate its new base to provide a secure place for fire fighters.


The 21 Years of Giving Back campaign was open to MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporters throughout the country. If you are not yet a cardholder, you can sign up for free at www.myschool.co.za and support the causes that matter to you.