The School of Hope is a place of learning where we value HOPE FAMILY TRANSFORMATION RESPONSIBILITY AND GIVING. We are education-junkies, sold out to breaking the cycle of crime, poverty and unemployment by giving every person the chance to complete their education. There is nothing more important that we can do for South Africa today!

Friday, April 15, 2011

April News

The School of Hope received a much-needed makeover from Multichoice Makes A Difference in March. Apart from the painting and electrical work, they also installed a 32" flat screen plasma television in the common room and decoder. The learners and teachers will have access to the basic DSTV bouquet including the Learning Channel. And that's not all! Boxes and boxes of stationery followed as well as some chocolate treats for the learners. However, the biggest blessing of the day was the braai lunch spread which catered for all the learners, teachers and even the neighbours!

As usual, our learners did not fail to impress and inspire.  Rowena Adams, Multichoice employee who was part of the organising team had this to say about her experience: 

"It was a new and exciting challenge and I felt honoured to participate in organizing the event. Out of all the places we visited, the School of Hope stood out. The difference they make in the lives of those students... they have a soft place to fall and people who care about them. I wanted to be a part of it. I’ve seen the lunch menu and the meals are not extravagant! But these students are grateful for what they get. 

I was approached in the parking area by a young girl. She wanted to thank Multichoice for choosing their school as the beneficiary. I looked at her and thought how easily this could have been me. We all make mistakes and lose our way but we all deserve a second chance. As we braaied, they played music for us and once the work was done, we took a group photo of everyone who participated."

School of Hope Wedding!
On the 19th March, educator Christeline Carolus married Stet Mushwana in a beautiful ceremony held at Vredenheim Wine Estate. Christeline Mushwana has been the Life Orientation Educator since 2007 and serves on the School Management Team as the Teacher Support. Every year, she is voted as one of the most loved teachers by the learners at the school and this comes as no surpise. Christeline is dedicated to reaching and empowering young people everywhere and she does so with tremendous success. Stet is an environmental specialist for Transnet. We wish Christeline and Stet all the very best for their life together!

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