MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet, recently voted as South Africa's coolest fundraising programme, reviews its year's contributions to South Africa's youth during Youth Month. Its initiatives include renovating an old container into an eco-friendly classroom, musical instrument donations to underprivileged schools and to providing radical makeovers for children's homes.
It has given R159 million to schools and charitable organisations since it launched in 1999. Currently the organisation works with over 9 000 schools and over 100 villages that care for children and raises in excess of R2.5 million rand every month.
"Youth Day is a very special day in our country, and with all the challenges our youth face such as unemployment and skills shortages, we are honoured as an organisation to be able to help make a difference to their lives on a daily basis" says Helene Brand, MySchool marketing manager. Donations
More recently, the organisation donated portable science laboratories to seven needy Durban schools to enable the learners to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical sessions. It has also built partnerships with industry leaders to reach 100 school principals with free capacity building workshops.
"With the great need that exists for support in our country, we are always looking at worthy causes to support," concludes Brand.
For more, go to www.myschool.co.za