Sponsor a Grade R starter kit for the 2020 school year

Christel House South Africa (CHSA), a non-profit school that offers no-fee scholarships to children from the poorest communities on the Cape Flats, will be welcoming 60 new Grade R learners to the school in January 2020. It is appealing to the public to support their #GiveaHandUp campaign to help raise funds for essential school supplies for the new learners.

For most parents, the words ‘back to school’ are intimidating as even basic school supplies are costly. For parents from poor communities, purchasing school supplies are near impossible. Therefore, as part of Christel House’s no-fee scholarship offering, it provides all of its students with school supplies, learning materials and all other essentials needed to excel their growth. With the giving season upon us, Christel House is reaching out to the public to assist with funding a Grade R starter kit for each of its 60 new Grade R students starting in January 2020. A Grade R starter kit includes school shoes, a summer uniform, stationery, books and fortified porridge that contains essential nutrients for growing children. For as little as R150, R500 or R1200 (the price of a full starter kit), anyone can donate and give a Grade R student a hand up on their 18-year journey with Christel House.

Christel House serves 750 severely underprivileged students from 20 impoverished areas on the Cape Flats and provides students with a holistic education model that includes a no-fee education scholarship, health care, daily meals, transportation to and from school, guidance counselling and 13-years of character-based and career-focused quality education, including structured college & career support five years post matric.

“At Christel House, we work with generous donors and communities to provide the tools that will empower our students to succeed. By sponsoring a starter kit for our Grade R students, you’ll be giving them a hand up (not a handout), and make sure they are ready and equipped for their life-changing journey at Christel House,” says CEO of Christel House South Africa, Adri Marais.

With a 100% matric pass rate since inception and 96% of its graduates who are either in tertiary education or gainful employment, there is proof that the Christel House model works and that its 60 new Grade R students are in the best hands possible to see them break free from a life of poverty.

Christel House is a registered non-profit organisation and a 100% of all donations benefit Christel House’s projects and programs. All South African donors are eligible to receive a tax-deductible 18A certificate and companies can receive B-BBEE points for their contributions as a 100% of Christel House’s beneficiaries are Black. To donate to Christel House, visit www.sa.christelhouse.org/donate or contact Megan Sonnenberg on 021 704 9417 ormsonnenberg@sa.christelhouse.org.

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