New soccer kits for young starsNew kits for young soccer stars

MySchool supporters of Oakhill Primary School have truly made every swipe count this month. Thanks to their swiping, Oakhill was able to purchase two full team kits for their local development sports teams from a neighbouring school, Rondevlei Primary school.

The *twinning continues…

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Smiles  for new mattressesSome comfort for Rooipan Primary School

Rooipan Primary School is situated on the farm Rooipan in the North West Province on the N14 towards Ventersdorp. The school consist of 2 classrooms and a small office that is also the library and kitchen. The school has long drops for bath rooms for the 43 learners currently attending.

Rooipan’s learners’ parents are farm workers and unemployed people living on the farms in the surrounding areas. This section 21 school (i.e. no school fees) receives a small subsidy from the Department of Education, however the subsidy hardly covers all the expenses of a school to give the learners optimum education, plus support the feeding scheme.

Many of the children in the surrounding area do not have transport to and from school. There are some children that walk up to 22km to get to school daily. The school has recently started a small boarding school for the children that have transport problems.

Border Collie Rescue: Recently the Border Collie Rescue organisation took in two new dogs, Jessie and James. Their owner handed them over to the organisation as he could not afford treatment for them and their health had been badly affected by various skin diseases. The two dogs (brother and sister) arrived with various fungal, viral and yeast infection on their skin as well as a major flea problem.

Western Cape Province: Holy Cross School’s learners raise funds every year through a casual day. These funds are used to pay for the travel costs for a disabled athlete from Zimbabwe, by the name of Wilson, to take part in the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge. MySchool funds were used, in part, to sponsor his trip and make this possible.