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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Message from the Executive Director: July 2014

As we approach the last few weeks of winter, we reflect on what has been a remarkable 7 months. The implementation phase of the KST programme is in full swing and currently 173 schools are engaged in the programme.   Infrastructure has commenced in 38 of the 145 schools scheduled to receive infrastructure development in 2014.  […]

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Dinosaur Exhibition for Bathabile Primary School learners

Cell C treated learners from Bathabile Primary School learners to the Days of the Dinosaur Exhibition at Sandton Convention Centre. The exhibition showcased 45 life-sized dinosaurs and two skeleton structures and gave the pupils an understanding of the size, movements and routines of the dinosaurs. The experience was different to anything else they had experienced before, […]

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Cell C Institute of Mentorship

27 girl children from adopted schools are being mentored by some of South Africa’s successful women leaders.  On 29th May, the girls were introduced to their mentors and are in the process of an intense 12 month mentorship programme. Mentors include highly successful business women such as Cheryl Carolus, Nolitha Fakude, Joan Joffe and Phuti […]

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47 primary school learners receive spectacles

There are many challenges that undermine effective learning at Phangindawo Primary School in Cato Ridge, KZN.   As part of Whole School Development, the Foundation runs a visual support programme which brings eye-sight testing clinics to schools in rural and township areas and provides spectacles to learners with visual impairments. In partnership with funder, Beiersdorf Consumer […]

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Solar Energy for Barberton

Africa Foundation for Sustainable Development is in the process of installing a 7kW solar system at Emjindini Primary School. The system will save the school at least 10% off their total electricity bill. A local electrician is being trained to become the systems on site manager and deal with any issues which may arise. All […]

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Nurturing young leaders

“I have become the change I want to see in my school…” – Mandisa Marosha, learner from Boitlamo Secondary School While most matriculants are working hard to ensure they acquire the university entry mark, Mandisa Marosha, the secretary of the Learner Representative Council from Boitlamo Secondary School is helping fellow learners to improve their marks. […]

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Why we go Back to School for a Day

“The organisation of ordinary citizens to support the education of our children is limited only by the boundaries of our collective imagination”. These were the words of our chairman Cyril Ramaphosa following the launch of Adopt-a-School’s Back to School for a Day initiative in May 2012.  Three years later this annual event continues to make […]

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