SASA and Cape Town

Once again a School Aid container is off to South Africa. Most of the books in this shipment will be distributed over the coming months by our sister charity School Aid South Africa. SASA continues to provide vital work in and around Johannesburg, ensuring children have access to quality educational materials.

We have also sent tennis rackets, tennis bags and tennis balls - generously given to us by the Wimbledon Foundation. These are going to the Irene Tennis Club to provide local children the chance to get involved with sporting activities.

Finally, we have sent some more sewing machines to Susie Moffat (our representative in Cape Town) to provide the opportunity for children there to learn new skills.

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17th February 2016
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Tennis equipment donated by School Aid provides great sporting opportunities

Tennis equipment, donated by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, has once again been put to good use by the Irene Country Club, who run a Tennis Development programme for the Irene Middle School, a local school, situated in the Gauteng province of South Africa which is located between Pretoria and Johannesburg.

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Another container leaves the warehouse bound for South Africa

Bob Crisp and David Tarn, School Aid volunteers, worked extremely hard, on what was a very hot day in August,  loading a shipping container bound for South Africa.  This container is expected to arrive in mid September.

They loaded 19 pallets, containing 730 boxes of books, onto the container, which will eventually go to schools in and around Cape Town.  Two of the pallets of books are to be forwarded to schools in Johannesburg. 

 

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Visit from the South African High Commissioner

School Aid welcomed the South African High Commissioner, Nomatemba "Thembi" Tambo, to the warehouse.  She is seen here with Lady Baker (President and Founder) on the left and Janis Mowlem (Chairman) on the right.

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Visit to schools in Cape Town

During a recent holiday in the Western Cape, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit two schools on the outskirts of Cape Town and see for myself what a difference our books make.

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