Donating

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“Education is the key to the future of South Africa and its people. Every contribution to improving education whether large or small has the potential to transform students' lives.  That is why I am delighted to be the Patron of Edu Fun”. 
Lord Joel Joffe



Should your busy schedule rule out coming to the school, Edu Fun would appreciate any donations of books, stationery, craft materials, computer equipment, clothing or toys. Monetary donations are also gratefully received.
Edu Fun is an official South African NPO (registered number 069-772-NPO). We are also registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930036948) and can issue tax deductible receipts. Furthermore, in June 2014, we successfully applied for a Beneficiary Analysis Certificate and were granted a rating of 100%, enabling corporate sponsors to score maximum B-BBEE points when giving a charitable donation to Edu Fun, making us the ideal partner for companies wishing to target the poorest communities in South Africa and channel their CSR investment into education.

Our organisers and volunteers give their time free of charge, so all money donated goes towards our worthwhile endeavours. Funds donated are used for teaching materials and school supplies; health checks and medical expenses; materials for mending torn uniforms; as well as educational and social activities, such as trips to the zoo and student graduations. We also have a further education fund for varsity students from Diepsloot.

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There are so many way in which you can help us change children’s lives for the better...

We are always in need of donations to treat medical issues identified by our health screening programme. For instance, it costs around ZAR 750 to fund optometrist appointments and provide spectacles for each student with poor eyesight. Edu Fun also funds treatment for other medical expenses, such as trips to the health clinic, as well as providing special dietary food. 

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Donating clothes

Many of the children at Diepsloot Combined School have very few items of clothing besides their school uniform. Some don’t even possess underwear. So when there's a special outing for the children, we often have to supply clothing for them, such as beachwear for a seaside trip. We can always find good homes for garments other children have outgrown. Donations are passed on to staff in the school office where they’re sorted and distributed to the most needy families. Even adult clothes are gratefully received. Any items that cannot be used are sold and the proceeds are used to fund school projects.

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 What your monetary donation could fund...
 
 Things on our wish list...                          
 EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  R50 buys pencils and crayons for a table of learners in class                    
  R100 buys a set of four reading books for the students

MEDICAL TREATMENT
  R750 pays for an eye test and spectacles per child

FOOD PARCELS
R100 pays for a weekly staple food parcel per child to take
home to their families (includes: long life milk, mielie meal, soya
mince, cans of beans, tomato and onion, fresh cabbage, loaf of bread)
 
HOLIDAY SPORTS AND BUDDY READER PROGRAMME.
R280 sponsors 1 child to attend the 3-day Winter Holiday Sports and Buddy Reader
Programme in July 2017. This includes stationery, food and prizes.









 
A lockable cabinet in which we can store Edu Fun equipment 

Sewing machines and mending kits

Arts and crafts materials, including pencils and crayons

English dictionaries and educational games, such as Junior Scrabble

1500 plastic plates, teaspoons and cups to serve lunch to the children

Children's underpants and plain white T-shirts of all sizes

Sanitary towels of all sizes (not tampons)

Items for 'varsity bundles' for new students (ie bedding, laptop etc)

Sports equipment (tennis rackets and balls, clothing, footwear etc)

Tennis tuition (DCS has a tennis court but no-one to coach the kids)




 
  Sponsors can make direct payments into the Edu Fun bank account.   If you can help with any of the above, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.












 

 

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READ MORE ABOUT THE HOLIDAY AND SATURDAY  PROGRAMME HERE

 

DONATION DETAILS HERE

 

 


Spread a little love on Monday mornings!

On Monday mornings during term time, you can also help ‘spread a little love’ by donating food for the children of Diepsloot Combined School. Regular volunteers make a really valuable contribution to the welfare of the students by simply making peanut butter sandwiches or buying bags of fresh fruit. These donations provide a filling start to the week, on average, for more than 300 of the 1,400 students attending the school. But we could always do with more, which is why you can also help by spreading the word!

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The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. supply over 200 sandwiches and more than 100 apples on any given week and it would be great if others could supplement this. Click here to find out how we prepare the sandwiches

If you’d like to add your name to the list of sandwich volunteers, please contact Jenny on 082 322 0608 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bank details

Bank: FNB.  
Branch: Randburg.  
Branch Code:  254005.  
SWIFT code: FIRNZAJJ.  
Account Name:  Edu Fun.  
Account Number:  62242345438.

When making a donation, please use 'teaching', 'mending', 'health', 'FEP' or Holiday (for further education project) as a reference, so we know what it's for.

Our Treasurer, Petra Michelson, does the bookkeeping and prepares a set of accounts that are inspected annually by a Chartered Accountant. If you'd like a copy of the accounts, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

 

To find out more, call Jenny on 082 322 0608.
Visit Edu Fun's Facebook page.