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    Roedean Academy pupils with Sandi
    Changing Lives through Education

    The Roedean Academy is an initiative spearheaded by Roedean School (SA) that aims to provide additional tuition for Scholars from under-resourced schools.

    The Roedean Academy have established a world class training environment which is sustainable and is having a significant influence on South Africa’s English, Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting education for girls from under resourced communities. The academy has partnered with the neighbouring Barnato Park High School and Masibambane College in Orange Farm, and has a total of 100 girls.

    Launched in 2009, this is a life changing programme and the success of the academy has been encouraging. Three of the Academy’s past students have been awarded full bursaries for tertiary education. Other girls have gone on to study Education with the view to becoming teachers. These girls have been able to use the platform of the Academy to launch the start of successful careers. The 2019 Matric group produced a 100% BD pass rate.  We are thrilled with their commitment and dedication that certainly paid dividends with their final Matric results.

    The Academy changes lives; each pupil receives individual care and attention, and if the resulting development is difficult to measure adequately, it is very inspiring to witness.

    A Blooming Affair 2019 donated R100,000 to Roedean Academy.  In 2020 we donated R50,000 to Roedean Academy.

    Linking Community & Literacy

    The Link @ Yeoville commenced in May 2010 under the guidance of Margi Bashall and is one of 9 Link Centres operating in schools in the Johannesburg area.

    The primary objective of The Link @ Yeoville is to support the development of Literacy and Maths, particularly amongst Grade 2 children. Yeoville Community School is a very under-resourced government school consisting of approximately 1000 children from the impoverished Yeoville and Berea areas. Pupils attending our programme are identified through the use of benchmark testing, both prior to and during the programme, to evaluate their progress, identify problems and further improve the Literacy and Maths programs’ intervention.

    Approximately 60 children attend the Literacy Centre once or twice a week. These children are assisted by a group of approximately 48 volunteers. Volunteers are integral to the Literacy programme as they assist children on a one-to-one basis.

    If our volunteers come from all walks of life, they believe in South Africa’s future and are willing to help make a difference in education.

    A Blooming Affair 2019 donated R30,000 to The Link Literacy Project.

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    1st THINGS 1st
    Enriching young minds

    The vision of 1st Things 1st is to enrich young minds, enabling future success by preparing learners for high school, and in particular, Matric and tertiary education. Their mission is to provide an integrated student enrichment programme in a safe, uplifting, challenging, disciplined and fun environment, calling for excellence in everyone.

    1st Things 1st enhances Mathematics, Literacy, Science, Technology, Art, Drama, Music and Sports.  It believes in developing well-rounded, high-performing children that can express themselves, are responsive and can adapt to any situation.

    1st Things 1st also offers life coaching and entrepreneurship training because they believe that these skills are needed to fully enable the children’s future success beyond the Matric certificate. 1st Things 1st believe that children need an environment where their individual needs can be met and where they feel appreciated and celebrated.

    Classes are fully supervised and guided by a strong and caring leadership team, and are held after school, on Saturdays, and during the school holidays while the parents are at work.

    A Blooming Affair 2019 donated R15,000 to 1st Things 1st.

    Providing Access Assistance

    A Blooming Affair 2019 donated R50,000 to The Roedean School Access Awards Fund.

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    Donations from A Blooming Affair 2018

    Ceremonial hand over of cheques to the beneficiaries of the funds raised at A Blooming Affair in 2018.

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