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Monthly Archives: November 2014

McDonalds donates R100 000 to Adopt-a-School Foundation

McDonalds SA and Visa have donated R100 000 of the proceeds of the Mzanzi Millions Monopoly game held for the first time in South Africa. This is a competition for consumers to win their share of 1.6 million prizes and when the competition closed, the unclaimed prizes were sold to raise funds for different charity […]

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Thuthuzekani Youth Press Team hits the red carpet at SA Fashion Week

The iSchool Africa Youth Press Team at Thuthuzekani Primary School has won the Flora TV Award and had the opportunity to showcase their media skills by interviewing local celebrities at South Africa Fashion Week this year.   The iSchool Africa programme, which Shanduka Foundation has sponsored in six adopted primary schools, provides learners with the platform […]

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Shanduka Foundation celebrates 10 years of creating positive change

Stephen Lebere, Executive Director of Adopt-a-School Foundation and Mark Frankel, CEO of Shanduka Black Umbrella’s toast to Shanduka Foundation on their 10 year anniversary.  Shanduka Foundation has invested over R167 million in education and small business development over the past 10 years, directly impacting on the lives of over 740 500 individuals.

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Building new schools in KwaZulu-Natal

Adopt-a-School Foundation is transforming three mud schools in KwaZulu-Natal as part of the Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated School Infrastructure Development Initiative.  Infrastructure is underway in two schools and the interventions for the third school are in design phase. This project began in May 2014 and the Foundation is currently building classrooms, two multimedia centres, […]

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ExxonMobil adopts Ntshidi Primary School

ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company in the world, has recently joined the Foundation’s family of adopters.  The company has adopted Ntshidi Primary School in the Mzimela village in rural KwaZulu-Natal.  On 23 October, we visited the school with Russ Berkoben, the President of ExxonMobil South Africa and his team to […]

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IDC hands over new infrastructure to adopted schools

On 2 October, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Adopt-a-School Foundation and the Gauteng Department of Education handed over a new science laboratory to Moses Maren Mission Technical Secondary School.  This event represented the official handover of all the infrastructure projects completed to date.  In phase 2 of this adoption, 12 facilities have been successfully built […]

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Message from the Executive Director: November 2014

Welcome to our final newsletter for 2014. This year has certainly flown by and it is a good time to pause and reflect on our achievements and share the stories from the classrooms of our adopted schools.   The Foundation winds down each year with a big celebration and fundraising event –the Back to School […]

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