Pupils’ dreams made real

2015-09-15 06:00
Pupils HJ Kronenberg Primary School in Maitland visited the Iziko museum as part of a campaign to make their dreams come true.

Pupils HJ Kronenberg Primary School in Maitland visited the Iziko museum as part of a campaign to make their dreams come true.

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The dreams of 200 pupils at HJ Kronenberg Primary School in Maitland have come true over the past few months.

From boat trips to being a princess, the pupils experienced their hearts’ desires. A joint initiative between the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) Public Relations students managed this through the #FeedADream campaign.

The tertiary students made an effort to harness the collective power of partnerships with many organisations to fulfil the dreams of the pupils.

Samantha Williams, an employee at HJ Kronenberg Primary School, has praised the effort of the students as “absolutely wonderful”.

The first of many dreams was realised when the Iziko mobile museum visited the school. Various exciting activities were arranged during August with the help of businesses and the public.

A few pupils took a tour through the hangers at the airport to learn about helicopters and airplanes. Some of the adventurous pupils went up Table Mountain, others visited Monkey Town and the Heart Museum, whilst others went for a bicycle ride along the Sea Point Promenade.

Charles Grey, fundraising manager for PSFA, says the campaign wanted to show the pupils that their dreams really matter and can come true.

“Pupils received certificates, congratulating them for believing in their dreams and thanking them for being a part of the campaign,” he says.

As part of the campaign the CPUT students raised funds to feed the 200 pupils of HJ Kronenberg Primary for a year. With the help of friends, families and a few willing businesses, the students raised R40 000 and realised dreams to the value of R43 000.

A comedy fundraiser will take place as part of the #FeedADream campaign on Thursday and Friday next week.

PSFA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to feeding hungry schoolchildren. PSFA currently provides nutritious cooked meals to more than 26 000 children at 145 primary, secondary and special-needs schools as well as early childhood development centres in the province.


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

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