Help Raisethorpe pupils raise funds for leadership summit in U.S.

2011-04-28 00:00

A GROUP of pupils from Raisethorpe Secondary School are looking forward to a trip to the United States for a leadership summit that will be held during the winter holidays.

The six — Ahlya Sewpersadh, Sashil Manglaparsad, Sinazo Nyokana, Trevelyan Sookoo, Trenika Rajcoomar and Shahir Essa — will attend the summit hosted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation.

The school’s head of maths, David Maistry, said the six pupils were nominated by the school having met the necessary criteria for academic performance in mathematics and science and leadership skills.

Maistry said the group will be visiting different states in June and July following leadership programmes in film, arts, diplomacy and business.

Ahalya Sewpersadh said she will be based in Washington and New York and will undertake a diplomacy programme.

She said she hopes the trip will help broaden her horizons as they will be meeting people from different backgrounds. “I hope to visit places like Ground Zero, the Holocaust Museum and the Statue of Liberty.”

School principal Indran Pillay said the vist is a “fantastic opportunity”.

The People to People Leadership Summit was started by Dwight D.Eisenhower, who was president of the U.S. from 1953 to 1961. He believed that if people from different cultures came together in peace and friendship,so eventually would countries around the world.

The six pupils have to raise R35 000 each if they are to make their epic trip.

The principal and staff at Raisethorpe Secondary School are embarking on several fundraising projects, including a golf day at the Maritzburg Golf Club on Sunday. The format is the four-ball-better-ball Stableford game with prizes for the longest drive and closest-to-the-hole competitions. The entrance fee for each player is R160 and the first tee-off is at 7.30 am.

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