Over $3400 Raised by 45 Generous Donors in Less Than Ten Days!

Newsletter 23 May 2019
Hello Visitor,

We are a 10 days into our exciting Global Giving campaign and our annual Holiday Buddy Reader, Art and Sport Programme starts at Diepsloot Combined School this coming week and will run from Tuesday 26 June to Thursday 28 June 2018.


Fundraising through the Global Giving
online platform is open for another few days
$1 600  still needed

We are so appreciative of our donors. Thank you all! You are changing the lives of children in Diepsloot and making it possible for them to learn to read, write and spell. 
Between now and 29 June we have an audacious goal to raise the balance of the $5000 needed in order for Edu Fun to become a permanent partner of Global Giving. Donations through Global Giving are quick, easy and secure to make with a credit card from anywhere in the world. And, we are excited to share, that donations through Global Giving are tax deductible in the UK and USA. 
We have two very interesting stories to share. First, one of the largest gifts received to date ($250) was donated by someone who saw the link on Facebook and wasn't even directly sent a solicitation. Second, the aunt of a friend whose never been to Joburg or worked with Edu Fun in any way donated $100 because her niece (who has been here and came to school once) shared the link with her network. So please share the link with anyone and everyone!

If you'd like to donate, please visit our Edu Fun donation page and share with as many as your friends, family members and colleagues as possible

Donations received since our last newsletter through afternoon of June 22, 2018 from the following donors:

Alexa Smith
Alicia Schultz
Ann Perez-Beals
Ann Young
Anonymous x2
Dona Hrenchir
Erica Lazarus
Gillean Small
Jason Rice
Jeanine Smith
Jeffrey Bloomberg
Judy Pellinger
Keren and Dennis Grant
Kristy Lysik
Leslie Randolph
Mareille Vogelsang
Margaret E Tario
Ogechi and Chris Nunn
Richard Lubin
Sachi Machida
Sarah Dixon
Stan Edge
Tiffany Armstrong
Tracy Roseboom
Kelly Walton
William Murphy

Holiday Sport, Art and Buddy Reader Programme 
26 - 28 June 2018

Edu Fun, in Partnership with Read For Africa and St Peter's School will run the annual Holiday Programme at Diepsloot Combined School (DCS) from 8:30am to 1pm daily on Tuesday 26 June, Wednesday 27 June and Thursday 28 June 2018.

The programme aims to help DCS learners in grades 2 and 3 who are struggling with English literacy. By providing personalized support, we can make a tremendous impact on the students.

We are also still seeking cash donations as we've increased the number of learner from 75 to 90 this year. The cost to attend the programme equates to ZAR300 (approx. $22) per learner which can also be paid via the Global Giving Link. www.globalgiving.org/projects/teaching-africa-to-read

We appreciate any support you may wish to offer.

Thank you to all our usual volunteers who have signed up to attend, but who have also donated additional food and other items and have been helping out behind the scenes with packing, delivery, collecting, collating, shopping, sorting lists and name tags etc.

We would like to the thank the following companies for their contribution to the event
  • Art Link Gallery on 6th in Parkhurst
  • Pick n Pay Dainfern
  • Pick n Pay Boskruin
  • St Peter's School
  • Yoga4Kids

Our Monday and Tuesday Lessons
resume on 23 and 24 July 2018.

Thank you to all of you for your continued support.