Entries by Khanyisa Maphaha

Back to School Party 2020

Adopt-a-School Foundation has had the pleasure of hosting thirteen Back to School Parties since 2007. Through your generous commitment to improving the quality of education, these parties have continued to grow in both prominence and support each year.  The Back to School Parties have been critical to funding the work of the Foundation. Due to […]

Top Empowerment Awards

The Foundation is excited and proud to be one of the winners at the annual Top Empowerment Awards. The Foundation was a finalist in three categories and we were very proud to accept the Socio-Economic Development Award, during a virtual award ceremony on the 23rd July 2020.  We competed amongst other organisations and projects whom […]

Message from the Director August 2020

  Welcome to our second newsletter for the year. We trust you are keeping safe and well. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating health and socio-economic impact across the globe, with many countries battling to navigate their way through this devastating pandemic. In South Africa, where amongst other things our education system has […]

Thari Programme raises awareness on children’s rights

South Africa’s Constitution calls for the highest regard for children’s rights, for equality and for dignity.  The 1 – 7 June 2020 marks Child Protection Week, a campaign aimed to raise awareness on the rights of children as articulated in the Children’s Act of 2005. Thari, a programme of Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation that is implemented […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and difficulty breathing. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected, but do not […]

School Health Week

On 4 March, the Social Welfare team funded by Merafe Resources facilitated a Health, Sanitation and Sexual Education Programme at Meriti Secondary School in Meriting Township near Rustenburg in commemoration of School Health Week.  The programme was initiated and prompted by learners from the school, stating the need to access information to help curb bullying, […]

Presidential Golf Day Challenge 2020

The Presidential Golf Challenge (PGC) 2020 took place on 14 February at the Atlantic Beach Golf Estate in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town. The event was hosted by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and aimed to raise funds for a charity designated by the sitting President while simultaneously facilitating an opportunity for networking between […]

Kanana Early Childhood Development Launch

  The launch of the Kanana Community Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre was held on 12 March 2020 in Orkney, North West.  In 2017 Aspen Pharmacare partnered with the North West Department of Social Development and Adopt-a-School Foundation to build a brick and mortar ECD structure for the community of Kanana. This investment was in […]

National Teachers Awards

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) presented the 20th National Teaching Awards at the Soshanguve East Secondary School in Pretoria, Gauteng Province on 15 February 2020. The DBE paid tribute to teachers during a special awards ceremony, recognising outstanding teaching in the following categories:  Grade R Teaching, Primary School Teaching, Secondary School Teaching, Primary School […]