Girls help grow literacy in others

2018-05-31 06:02
Learners from Rondebosch are raising funds to improve early childhood education.

Learners from Rondebosch are raising funds to improve early childhood education.

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Good Samaritans from the Micklefield Primary School in Rondebosch are helping the Grow with Educare Centre to raise funds.

The two girls’ goal is to help the centre buy enough books to improve early childhood literacy across Cape Town.

Grow’s manager for education and school operations, Lisa Voortman, says they are grateful for the support of 12-year-old Mia Andrew and Zara-Leigh Oliphant, who embarked on this initiative through a social entrepreneurship project at the school.

Voortman says their centre works with various disadvantaged schools, assisting them with reading materials in an effort to improve their functioning.

Grow sources its funding through sponsorships and donations and has centres in Kensington, Maitland, Mitchell’s Plain, Nyanga, Dunoon, Khayelitsha and Philippi­.

The girls have managed to raise more than R17 000, enabling the purchase of 500 books out of a target of about 750.

As part of their school project, they took on a 5km challenge called Muddy Princess in Stellenbosch.

“Part of Micklefield’s ethos is to develop a sense of giving back from a young age. With the social entrepreneurship project, our students are tasked with establishing a business to raise funds and create awareness around their selected cause.

Our Grade 6 learners learn valuable lessons on persistence and offering support to others less fortunate than them.

These are life-skills which engender empathy within the larger community and develop a potential as valuable, future citizens,” says teacher, Keshma Patel.

The two were assisted by Mia’s mother, Sue Andrew, who is involved with Grow, to identify the organisation as their beneficiary. “When Mia and I got involved with Grow, we were excited to lend a hand because we are both passionate about education and helping children from disadvantaged areas,” says Zara-Leigh.

Two Good Samaritans from Micklefield Primary School in Rondebosch are helping the Grow with Educare Centre to raise funds.

The girls’ goal is to help the centre buy enough books to improve early childhood literacy across Cape Town.

Grow’s manager for education and school operations, Lisa Voortman, says they are grateful for the support of 12-year-old Mia Andrew and Zara-Leigh Oliphant who embarked on this initiative through a social entrepreneurship project at Micklefield Primary School.

Voortman says their centre works with various disadvantaged schools, assisting them with reading materials in an effort to improve their functioning.

Grow sources its funding through sponsorships and donations and has centres in Kensington, Maitland, Mitchell’s Plain, Nyanga, Dunoon, Khayelitsha and Philippi.

The girls have managed to raise more than R17 000, enabling the purchasing of 500 books out of the 750 targeted.

As part of their school project they took on a 5km challenge called Muddy Princess in Stellenbosch.

“Part of Micklefield’s ethos is to develop a sense of giving back from a young age. With the social entrepreneurship project, our students are tasked with establishing a business to raise funds and create awareness around their selected cause. Our Grade 6 learners learn valuable lessons on persistence and offering support to others less fortunate than themselves. These are life skills which engender empathy within the larger community and develop potential as valuable future citizens,” says teacher, Keshma Patel.

The two were assisted by Mia’s mother, Sue Andrew, who is involved with Grow, to identify the organisation as their beneficiary. “When Mia and I got involved with Grow, we were excited to lend a hand because we are both passionate about education and helping children from disadvantaged areas,” says Zara-Leigh.

Two Good Samaritans from Micklefield Primary School in Rondebosch are helping the Grow with Educare Centre to raise funds.

The girls’ goal is to help the centre buy enough books to improve early childhood literacy across Cape Town.

Grow’s manager for education and school operations, Lisa Voortman, says they are grateful for the support of 12-year-old Mia Andrew and Zara-Leigh Oliphant who embarked on this initiative through a social entrepreneurship project at Micklefield Primary School.

Voortman says their centre works with various disadvantaged schools, assisting them with reading materials in an effort to improve their functioning.

Grow sources its funding through sponsorships and donations and has centres in Kensington, Maitland, Mitchell’s Plain, Nyanga, Dunoon, Khayelitsha and Philippi.

The girls have managed to raise more than R17 000, enabling the purchasing of 500 books out of the 750 targeted.

As part of their school project they took on a 5km challenge called Muddy Princess in Stellenbosch.

“Part of Micklefield’s ethos is to develop a sense of giving back from a young age. With the social entrepreneurship project, our students are tasked with establishing a business to raise funds and create awareness around their selected cause. Our Grade 6 learners learn valuable lessons on persistence and offering support to others less fortunate than themselves. These are life skills which engender empathy within the larger community and develop potential as valuable future citizens,” says teacher, Keshma Patel.

The two were assisted by Mia’s mother, Sue Andrew, who is involved with Grow, to identify the organisation as their beneficiary. “When Mia and I got involved with Grow, we were excited to lend a hand because we are both passionate about education and helping children from disadvantaged areas,” says Zara-Leigh.

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