Christel House gets a boost for feeding campaign

2019-08-06 06:01
Christel House SA received R110 000 from KFC towards its feeding programme.

Christel House SA received R110 000 from KFC towards its feeding programme.

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Christel House South Africa received R110 000 from KFC towards its feeding programme.

The surprise donation was announced on the popular kykNET show Tussen Ons and will give a significant boost to the Ottery-based school’s feeding programme.

Christel House SA provides free scholarships to 750 children, from Grade R to 12, who come from 20 disadvantaged communities in the Cape Flats.

In January, the school launched its Feed a Future campaign to raise funds for its feeding programme.

The school’s chief executive officer (CEO) Adri Marais received a cheque of R110 000, in front of a live audience from KFC’s Add Hope ambassador Sinaziwe Ndlovu.

According to Ndlovu, Add Hope started supporting Christel House in 2018 and as an ambassador, she wanted to show how grateful she was for the work Christel House did with young people in South Africa.

The KFC’s Add Hope initiative combines its corporate social responsibility funds with contributions of R2 from its customers to provide nutritious meals to more than 150 000 children around South Africa every year.

“We know we have future leaders and future presidents who are going to come from Christel House. Because of that, we want to support and encourage the work that you do,” said Ndlovu.

Christel House aims to break the cycle of poverty and build self-sufficient, contributing members of society through sound education, career-minded subject choices and long-term support of the student.

As part of its holistic education model, the school provides each child with two nutritious meals and a snack daily at just R20.

The school also boasts a 100% matric pass rate for the past 10 years and 96% of its graduates are either at tertiary education facilities or employed.

Christel House is extremely thankful for KFC Add Hope for supporting its work with impoverished youth. The generous donation will ensure that its students receive the daily sustenance they need to grow and reach their potential.

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