Our Directors were responsible for the fundraising and building of a Kindergarten in the Philippi Township. From the clearing of the grounds, to the building, the Kindergarten is now home to over 30 children, and runs from Mondays to Fridays. This was a huge project, and we regularly spend time with the children at the kindergarten. We had comedy nights and online fundraising initiatives to raise enough money to have the school built.
Comedy Nights are a big thing in Cape Town and a wonderful way to meet people and have a laugh. Our Director Tania, with the help of some WONDERFUL comedians, hosted a night of Comedy for Youth Solutions Africa, at the Bazinga Bar in Cape Town. We fundraise with local comedians often, who also assist with our Friday Soup Sessions.
Running fundraising campaigns online is also a great way of getting people involved. Our Director CJ held a Gumboot Drive online, and managed to raise enough money to buy over 50 pairs of red gumboots for the children in the Philippi Township Kindergarten.
One of our Directors held a fundraiser for Repurpose Schoolbags, which resulted in over 100 bags with solar lights being given to the children of the Philippi Township.
Our team held a fundraiser to provide the Homeless People of Observatory with StreetSleeper sleeping bags, which are waterproof and durable. We are so happy to have been able to provide over 30 sleeping bags!
Sanitary Pad Drive
Our team held a fundraiser for sanitary pads – we had pop-up collection points around Cape Town, and also raised money online. Our dear volunteer, Miranda, also assisted. We managed to provide almost 700 sanitary packs to Uitsig Highschool, as well as to Fezeka Highschool in Gugulethu. We hope to continue providing sanitary pads to the young women that can’t afford them.
Mandela Day 2016
On Mandela Day, the African Sunrise Team raised money for a day at Heatherdale Children’s Home of Safety. We provided each child with a jersey, as well as lunch and snacks. We had a karaoke machine which was such a hit, as well as face-painting and a jumping castle. Our team also handed over a cheque for R5000 to the home.