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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day

For the second year running, Adopt-a-School Foundation has partnered with Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative to pair participating corporates with schools from our database. On 28 May over 800 girls from 38 schools are benefitting from this initiative, which is in its 10th year. A further 11 girls from adopted schools in […]

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Every Child Deserves a Dictionary Campaign

Adopt-a-School Foundation is a proud beneficiary of the Oxford University Press ‘Every Child Deserves a Dictionary’ campaign which will see 20 000 dictionaries donated to adopted schools across South Africa. The campaign aims to create awareness around the value of education and language. To date, 10 000 dictionaries have been distributed to schools in five provinces. […]

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Saint Gobain Architecture competition

Construction company Saint-Gobain are celebrating 350 years of providing innovative solutions in 64 countries across the globe. Their celebrations have a specific focus on education and aim to use the company’s expertise to assist disadvantaged communities. Two key projects include the Adopt-a-School Foundation initiative to improve educational habitats in three schools in KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng and […]

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New spectacles bring the classroom back into focus.

In March Adopt-a-School Foundation and Dr Dire Thomas, travelled to Lesotho to fit spectacles to 26 children from four schools in the Morifi Village, about four hours south of Maseru. Children in this village have never had access to this type of medical care and without our intervention, may never have had the opportunity to […]

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Hands Up for Education: Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day

Join Adopt-a-School Foundation and go Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day to make a difference in a school. This is an opportunity to engage in a truly meaningful Mandela Day by sharing your time and resources in supporting a disadvantaged school. How to sign up? Step 1:  Visit www.adoptaschool.org.za/get-involved/backtoschoolforaday/ and click on Get […]

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Message from the Executive Director: May 2015

Welcome On the 28th of May, Adopt-a-School Foundation held its second fundraiser in London. The event, sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and hosted by our chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa, raised in excess of R5 million. Over 250 individuals from multinational organisations supported us and guests included the recently crowned Miss World, Rolene Strauss, the SA […]

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Back to School Party London 2015

On 28 May 2015, Adopt-a-School hosted its second international fundraising dinner in London.  The event was sponsored by Merrill Lynch and supported by the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation.  Over R45 million was raised for our work.

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