Prior to lockdown our Grade 11 class began to raise funds for their matric dance to take place next year.  The learners raised R11,000 which was to be kept in a kitty until such time that the funds were needed.

The current Covid-19 pandemic prompted one of our Gr 11 learners, Cameron de Kock, to reach out to those in need, and particularly to those who are unable to put food on the table during this time.  Mr Oliver Slingers (RBHS Geography teacher) introduced Cameron to ‘Howard’s Soup Kitchen’ – a local family run food drive initiative who provide weekly hot meals to disadvantaged communities.  This initiative inspired Cameron to approach the rest of the Grade 11 class to offer support, the grade unanimously agreed to donate the available matric dance funds to ‘Howards Soup Kitchen’.  Whilst planning for the dance will still go ahead for next year, the Gr 11 learners all felt that right now the available funds could be far better utilised to help feed those in need.  A group of Grade 11 representatives visited the community of Die Gatjie, an informal settlement in Diep River, where they helped hand out food parcels they had purchased with the funds, and serve up hot meals to those in need.

“It has been a completely pupil driven endeavour, from planning to implementation. This is what makes it especially gratifying – that these young men have developed a social conscience and feel empowered to make a difference and to be active citizens. One of the arms of school activity is Civic Responsibility and Engagement. It is one thing to have structures in the school to speak to what it means to be socially aware but it is exactly the outcome you want when students take ownership and implement social responsibility in the community beyond the school.”  – S Simpson, headmaster.

RBHS learners are encouraged to contribute towards a second collection which will take place on Monday, 6 July.

By contributing towards this project you help feed communities in need from Lavender Hill, Crawford, Rondebosch, Kenilworth, Claremont, Athlone, Lansdowne, Rylands, Wynberg, Hanover Park and surrounding areas.Drop off date:            Monday, 6 July 2020

Drop off time:            Between 07:30 – 13:30
Drop off zone:           RBHS Security Hut, Canigou Avenue (drop and go)
Items:                            Non-perishable food items
Packaging:                  Please package in a single shopping bag or box

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Rondebosch Boys’ High School Community Support Initiatives