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SPECIAL EVENTS ARRANGED BY EDU FUN FOR THE LEARNERS AT DIEPSLOOT COMBINED SCHOOL


Each year, Edu Fun organises three special programmes designed to provide the DCS learners with fun new experiences. We rely on donations to cover the costs of these events. If you would like to donate toward our Holiday Programme, Zoo Trip or Christmas Party, please visit our donation page. 



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING THE JUNE HOLIDAYS - TUESDAY 18 JUNE TO THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2019 


Holiday Reading, Art and Sport Programme 

During the June holiday period, Edu Fun and St Peter's School partner with Read For Africa and Diepsloot Combined School who lead a three day Holiday Buddy Reading, Art and Sport Programme for a group of learners from Grade 2 and 3 at Diepsloot Combined School. This programme costs R300 per child to run. 

This year, the programme will run on  Tuesday 18 June until Thursday 20 June 2019 from 9am to 1pm daily. 

We will meet at outside Piatto's at Dainfern Valley at 8:30 aim and car pool to Diepsloot and return to Dainfern by 1:30pm each day.  Volunteers are mainly needed for the reading programme, however if you, your children or other people you know would be keen to join us - they can sign up for the Reading, Art or Sports Programme.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to put your name down to volunteer for one or all of the mornings. 

School children and students of all ages ​ (7+) are a great help and they really enjoy the programme too. We do issue reference letters and verify hours for community service as well.

In 2018, 99 learners attended the holiday programme. Each day, the students enjoyed three days of one on one customised reading lessons as well as daily art and sport sessions.  The programme is provided free of charge to the students thanks to many generous individual and corporate cash and in-kind donors as well as many volunteers who give of their time to make the programme possible. The children who attend receive breakfast, lunch and snacks each day and get prizes and other gifts. 

We are very grateful for the extraordinary support we receive from St. Peter’s School to make the holiday programme possible each year. St. Peter’s interns play a vital role throughout the programme through their leadership of the children as well as helping with the reading programme and assisting with the art and sports sessions. 

Credit card donations towards this programme can be made at this link for R300 per the number of children you would like to sponsor. In the section that says "leave an appreciation message", please write HOLIDAY PROGRAMME & YOUR NAME in the relevant section. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like an invoice, tax certificate or require more information.  If you would prefer to pay by EFT - you can follow this link to our donation page. for banking details. 
 
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Annual Zoo Trip
Young students living in Diepsloot do not often have the chance to travel outside of the area. The annual trip to the Joburg Zoo provides young students with a chance to enjoy time to run in the grass, enjoy fresh air and see exotic animals. Each year in September, Edu Fun volunteers take the entire grade 3 class from DCS to the zoo for a fun morning of animal viewing followed by lunch. Edu Fun covers all costs for the day including transportation, entry fee, lunch and drinks. Volunteers take the students around the zoo in small groups to view the animals.  

 
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Christmas Party
Each November, prior to the end of the school year, Edu Fun hosts a holiday party and graduation ceremony for the grade 3 students. Lunch is generously provided by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Each student also receives a goodie bag filled with small gifts and sometimes Father Christmas even makes an appearance.
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