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Message from the Director: August 2015

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Another exciting few months have passed and I’m delighted to share some of our latest news with you.

We held our annual Back to School for a Day for Mandela Day in the month of July. Over 40 companies and their staff went above and beyond the 67 minutes in honour of Madiba by dedicating a full day to service to disadvantaged schools. The Adopt-a-School team, together with executives from Shanduka Group and Shanduka Foundation and a number of the CEO’s from our Corporate Board went back to Tshilidzi Primary School to install a vegetable tunnel.

On 2nd July, the Kagiso Shanduka Trust hosted their first Back to School Party in Bloemfontein and raised close to R2 million to support the whole school development programme in the Free State.

Our work with the Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI) is progressing well and all of the construction work is nearing completion. We are currently running Foundation phase development programmes and further skills and social development programmes will happen throughout 2016.

Our 9th Back to School Party is taking place in September. For the first time we will be hosting this event at a local school and we are looking forward to another unique and fun experience.  For more information or to book your table or seats please email Mmasa Nkgadima at mnkgadima@shanduka.co.za.

As we approach the 2015 Prelim Exams, we wish our matriculants and educators all the best.

Warm regards and happy Spring!
Stephen Lebere
Executive Director