Big dreams of little kids need small donations

2015-05-19 06:00
Amelia Pretorius, one of the fourth-year Public Relations students at CPUT, assists a group of learners at HJ Kroneberg Primary School with their dream notes. Her group of students have set out to make the children’s dreams come true and raise R79?00

Amelia Pretorius, one of the fourth-year Public Relations students at CPUT, assists a group of learners at HJ Kroneberg Primary School with their dream notes. Her group of students have set out to make the children’s dreams come true and raise R79?00

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With a target of R79 000 a group of tersiary students, along with the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), aim to raise enough money to feed 200 primary school pupils in Kensington.

The #FeedADream campaign kicked off on Friday with fourth-year Public Relations students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and PSFA setting out to fulfil the dreams of pupils.

“PSFA has partnered with CPUT for numerous outreach and research activities in recent years. The #FeedADream campaign is in fact conceptualised by Public Relations students, who are implementing it as part of their BTech syllabus under the guidance of lecturers,” said Charles Grey, fundraising manager at PSFA.

Apart from fulfilling as many dreams as possible between now and August, there is a fundraising target of R79 000 for this campaign, which is the annual cost to ensure that 200 hungry children at HJ Kroneberg Primary School in Kensington will receive a nutritious cooked breakfast and lunch every schoolday for an entire year. Any additional funds raised will go towards feeding at other schools in PSFA’s programme.

Private individuals and businesses have the ability to help these children achieve their dreams; it all starts with a nutritional meal to help them concentrate at school.

Through the #FeedADream campaign PSFA and the CPUT students, with the help of private individuals and organisations, want to show underprivileged children that their dreams can become reality.

“All children have dreams about experiences they would like to have or what they want to be when they are adults. Through the #FeedADream initiative, the CPUT students will document the dreams of those pupils that are on the PSFA feeding scheme at HJ Kroneberg Primary, and see how many of their dreams they can fulfill,” says Grey.

Through the use of available resources, contacts or by partnering with willing individuals and organisations, the campaign will aim to realise as many dreams as possible.

The entire campaign will also be documented and progress will be shared on PSFA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Individuals and organisations can support PSFA or become involved with the #FeedADream campaign in various ways:

. A donation of R395 will feed a child for a year

. A donation of R62 will feed a child for a month

. Assist with realising a dream

Contact PSFA on 021 447 6020 or info@psfa.org.za

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