The word 'charity' means generosity in giving some­thing to the needy out of loving kindness towards them. Kindness was exactly what we witnessed at Charter College. Friday the 30th of June 2017 was a day we will not soon forget!

We have been working on a special outreach programme over the last few weeks.

We thought we would appeal to the Charter Family to help us make life better for people who are part of our school family. One thing lead to another and with a lot of financial help from some of our parents, who graciously wish to remain anonymous, and the students and staff for their contributions of food, cleaning materials etc we have achieved so much more than we ever dreamt possible.

We started our outreach programme with the final aim being to give our wonderful ladies Sylvia and Leena a safe home for themselves and their children… Our project grew fast and furiously and before we knew it, the day had come to hand over the keys to a new home for them on our school grounds.

Someone once said “Charity, a noble quality in man, brings welfare in the society. It enlarges human hearts and spreads the message of brotherhood and innocent love among the people.”

As Mrs Dodge said in assembly “I have always lived life by one motto… Be kind and my goodness… have we seen kindness.”

It is not how much we give but how we give … and we are totally overwhelmed by the way many of you have reached out and given over the last month.

Sylvia and Lena… Every single student and teacher really appreciate everything you do for us on a day to day basis. We know you have been living under difficult conditions in Zandspruit for far too long. No electricity, no proper ablution facilities, leaking roofs, safety issues… yet you are always here for the staff and children of Charter College. You are an important part of the Charter College family. For all the kindness and care that you have shown us … It is now our turn to give back to you.

Thank you Charter College for giving to your family.

Do good and good will come to you.