are writing this letter in extension of our gratitude to the Sisanda
fundaytion. As the school buddies of Ukhanyo Primary School we are very
grateful to the organisation which took
an initiative of doing something which we see as extra-ordinary. For most of us
it was a once in a lifetime experience and we loved every minute of it.
would like to thank the volunteers who were with us all the way and showed us
love like we were their own children. If we were to be given an opportunity to
write as essay about “The day one will never forget” surely our outing will
make op of the list. Going up the mountain was no child’s play .We had several
challenges but we regard that as a learning curve. We say this because we learnt how to overcome
our personal fears as well working together as a team with a goal of reaching
experience we had on top of the mountain was out of this world. We saw things
that we never thought we will ever see in reality. The on top of the mountain
view of the city was amazingly beautiful.
again, we thank you for granting us an opportunity of going out of our
community to explore new things in life.
8 April 2014
Varsity College Cowboy /Cowgirl party
14 boys and girls from the Desmond Tutu Centre situated in Gugulethu, recently attended a ‘Cowboy/Cowgirl party’ at Sundowne Recreational farm in Melkbos. The event was hosted by Varsity College’s student volunteer body VC Cares .
The day started with the VC Cares committee members each pairing up with a child ,whom they dressed up in cowboy hats and bandannas to suit the theme. Upon arrival at the farm, the children were given the opportunity to groom- , pet and feed the farm pets ‘Donkey ‘ and ‘Goblin’ , - a donkey and pony duo.
The highlight of the day was each child testing their bravery-, as they were given the opportunity to ride a horse on a short ‘outride’. All 14 children conquered their fears and showed their courage by choosing to ride. Thus proving their true cowboy colors! Said Alice Greyvensten, VC Cares member ‘The day was a special one for all those involved. It is such a fulfilling experience to help the children face their fears and then to realize just how brave they actually are.’
Goodie bags, including a framed photo of each child on a horse and certificates of bravery were awarded to the children at the end of the event. This gift commemorated the day, as well as commended them on their bravery in becoming an ‘official cowboy or cowgirl.’
Note to the editor: Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) (Pty) Ltd, which is registered with the Department of Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002A). The IIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADvTECH (PTY) limited.
Issued by PR Intern :Lindsay Balfour Contact Principal: Alan Bird
Tel: (021) 6855921 Campus: Cape Town
Cell: 0825737900 Tel: 0216855021
June we got our funky looking brochures and leaflets which were
designed for us by 2 amazing graphic designers, Lindsay Campbell and Monique
Cleghorn. We’re looking to distribute these to Friends of Sisanda FunDaytion who’ve
got corporate connections that would be interested in using our services for
their CSI and/or team-building initiatives.