St Benedict’s and Holy Rosary say: ’Yes, We Can!’
An overwhelmingly successful can drive by the learners of St Benedict’s College and Holy Rosary School resulted in the collection of more than 2000 cans and an amount of over R4000! The can drive was initiated by Cayley Mogg, one of the leaders at Holy Rosary. Learners of both schools were asked to donate cans for distribution to all the pupils who participate in the Phumelela Outreach Programme.
The word ‘Phumelela’ means ‘achieve’ and is the name for Holy Rosary’s Outreach Programme which began in February last year. Pupils initially came from the Ekurhuleni Primary School which is situated in the heart of the Dikatholi informal settlement on the outskirts of Germiston.
The pupils are transported to Holy Rosary in the St Benedict’s bus to attend classes every Saturday from 8:45-13:30. At present they are taught Mathematics and English as well as life skills and general knowledge. They participate in various sporting and cultural activities and are provided with both breakfast and lunch.
The phenomenal response by the learners of both high schools has resulted in each child taking home 50 cans, as well as maize meal, sugar and a blanket.
Great fun and excitement was evident as the children constructed a gigantic heart out of the cans, after which leaders from both schools packed them for distribution.
Both schools can justly be proud of the generosity of their learners and the commitment and initiative shown by their leaders.