Special Edition

Newsletter 21 July 2019
Hello Visitor,

Our Saturday Buddy Reader Programme continues tomorrow with the teachers at DCS and a group of Grade 2 learners. Liza will be joining the teachers. She will be departing from Piatto’s at 8:45am if anyone would like to meet her and car pool with her. 

We don’t have any lessons on Monday or Tuesday for the next two weeks. 
We have also discovered that DCS only goes back on Tuesday 9 October, so we will now be having the Assessment workshop during school time :-) on Monday 8 October.

We would like to invite ALL our Monday and Tuesday volunteers to join us for a brief session on - Monday 8 October at 9:15am outside Piatto's. Piatto's won't be open yet, but we will pick up a coffee each L'l Kitchen and proceed to our "meeting area". We would like to go over a slight addition to our assessment process so that DCS can participate in the development of national norms for reading and spelling which is an exciting project to be involved in. 

Join AKA Sorority for a "Gin-U-Wine" Affair - Saturday 6 October 2018 at 6:30pm

Contact Tracy Whitfield Whitfield on email tracyswattswhitfield@gmail.com or call her on 064 647 4190 for tickets which are selling at R350 per person.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

As you all know Tracy and AKA are wonderful supporters of all of our initiatives and we work very closely to achieve common goals in Diepsloot. See the info-graphic below for a summary of the work that they do which impacts on many of our Edu Fun initiatives. 

Woolworths MySchool Programme - Edu Fun Provisionally accepted

We finalised our MySchool Card application this week and all 50 plus applications have been submitted to MySchool. Thank you Liza and Sue for driving this process and all of you who completed an application and made Edu Fun one of your beneficiaries of choice. 

We will keep you posted as to when our application has been processed fully.  

Thanks so much for your ongoing support! 

Sponsor a Learner (or Multiple Learners) at DCS

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored a learner or put sponsors in touch with us. We now have several more learners who have been sponsored through this initiative via the GlobalGiving campaign. The GlobalGiving platform has made it very easy for our supporters who live abroad (or have bank accounts abroad :-) to make donations using their credit card.  

A donation of R500 per child will cover all costs Edu Fun incurs for stationery, books and supplies needed to teach that child throughout the year.

Please contact Liza@readforafrica.com if you would like to find out more or if you would like to contribute to this initiative.

You can also make a donation via GlobalGiving at this link:

NO Lessons for 2 weeks - lessons resume on Tuesday 9 October

Due to Heritage Day and the upcoming school holidays, there will be no lessons at DCS until Tuesday 9 October. All volunteers are invited to attend the Assessment Workshop on Monday 8 October at Piatto's.

Ngangifisa and the Food Pantry

Ngangifisa usually distribute monthly groceries to a group of the most vulnerable families in Diepsloot on the last Wednesday of each month.  Many of these children have lost one or both parents and in some cases come from child headed homes.

The next food distribution is on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at 11am in the hall.

Click here to follow the Ngangifisa Facebook page.  

Baby Club

This week we are saying goodbye to one of our most dedicated volunteers. Anthea has worked tirelessly to support the DCS community through her work with Edu Fun and the creation of The Baby Club. She will be missed by learners, school staff and her friends and fellow volunteers. Anthea we wish you much happiness and success in your new adventures. Thank you for all of your efforts!

NOTE: The Baby Club will continue! Anthea has made arrangements with her amazing team of volunteers who will ensure that it's "business as usual". Anthea has also put measures in place to get the young mums to take over certain responsibilities themselves as well.

The Baby Club meets on Fridays. To find out more about the Baby Club  follow this link to their Facebook page.

The Top Up Project - Mending School Uniforms

Karin and Veronika run the "Top Up" Project at DCS with Nopinki and Tinyiko who are past pupils. This group mend school uniforms on a weekly basis after our Tuesday Buddy Reader Programme. They welcome volunteers from 10am to 12:30pm every Tuesday. 

This week they added a new service to their offerings .... Shoe Polishing which will help protect the shoes for longer and also give some of the school shoes a face lift before needing to be replaced altogether! 

To see what Veronika and Karin are up to, follow them on Facebook by clicking on this link.

Health Project - Meets on Tuesdays

Please contact Arlene and Dominique on avoogd6.sa@gmail.com if you would like more information about the Health Club and how you can get involved in the new term. This group does eyesight and dental checks with the learners as well as provide nutritional and other guidance.

Whilst having qualified doctors and dentists and other health practitioners on the team is a bonus, one does not need to be qualified to assist.

Please click here and "Like" our Edu Fun Facebook page if you haven't already. 

Our "Dates to Diarise" for the new term are below.

We will resume with our Programme on Monday 8 October with the assessment workshop at Piatto's at 9am for 9:15. Lessons will then officially resume on Tuesday 9 October. 

Contact Jenny on 082 322 0608 or email info@edufunsa.co.za if you have any general queries. 

You can also contact the relevant person mentioned above for specific projects or events.

Thank you


Dates to Diarise 

Assessment Workshop – Monday 8 October 2018

Meet outside Piatto’s at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 9am for 9:15am start. We will take you through slight changes and additions to the assessment process that will be starting in October with all our Grade 2 and Grade 3 groups. 


Grade 2 Teaching Programme Resumes - Tuesday 9 October 2018

Meet in the Parking lot outside Piatto’s at Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre at 8:30am for a brief meeting to discuss the lessons. Car pool to the school at 8:40am.

The lesson will run from 9am to about 10:00 am and we should be back at Dainfern Valley by 10:30am.

Santa Shoe Box delivery - Monday 22 October 2018 at 10am

Santa Show box will be distributing 631 parcels to DCS on this day. This means that every child in the Foundation Phase will receive a gift. Liza has arranged for this time on purpose so that all our Monday volunteers can be part of the process as well as assist on the day. Tuesday volunteers are welcome to join in the fun. 

More details to follow. 

Year End Parties for Grade 2 and 3 learners  - Monday 12 November and Tuesday 13 November 2018

Grade 3 Year End Party - Monday 12 November 2018

Grade 2 Year End Party - Tuesday 13 November 2018