Keenan Pather from Moorton Heights Primary School- Rises To The Challenge!

Keenan Pather from Moorton Heights Primary School- Rises To The Challenge!

Get your School to join The Nelson Mandela School Sleepout™ – Empowered by Liliesleaf: For the Tomorrow Trust

– honouring the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday

Johannesburg 12 June 2018. On what would have been Madiba’s 100th birthday, Schools across the country are invited to join in The Nelson Mandela School Sleepout™ – Empowered by Liliesleaf: For The Tomorrow Trust. The 2018 SleepOut™ Movement would like to see 200 Schools SleepOut™ on Wednesday 18 July on their premises and raise as many donations for the country’s schools in need, whilst collectively breaking a Guinness Book of Records for Madiba.

Speaking at the launch of The 2018 SleepOut™ Movement, recently held at Chancellor House, Mobgeni Sibanda, Redhill Deputy Head Boy and 2017 School SleepOut™ Brand Ambassador stated, “The SleepOut™ initiative gives you more awareness of what is out there especially going to different beneficiaries, like children’s homes and really opening your eyes to what’s happening in South Africa”. The SleepOut™ Movement has raised more money than any other single overnight event in South Africa’s history.

In order to drive The Nelson Mandela School Sleepout™ – Empowered by Liliesleaf: For The Tomorrow Trust, Brand Ambassadors have been appointed at School’s across the country including Sobantu Secondary School’s Grade 11 Sphelele Mbhele. Other Brand Ambassadors include,  Robyn Bayne, Fourways High School; Alyce Kapisa, Anna Wellman, Redhill School; Kristen Peters, Christ Church College; Brandon Upfold, Limbikani Kadango, CityKidz Pre & Primary School, Mikyle Fourie, Curro Aurora Private School. In Kwa Zulu Natal, Mathapelo Moloi from Treverton College has been appointed, Sphelele Mbhele, Sobantu Secondary School, Maheshan Naicker, Moorton Heights Primary, Keenan Pather, Moorton Heights Primary. In Mpumalanga, Vanessa Ogwal, Lowveld High and Raees Tikly, Summerfields Private School have been appointed, while in the Western Cape Janke van Schalkwyk from Piketberg High and Phumlani Nunu, Noorder Paarl High School, was selected. In North West, Rebaone Otukile, Pitso Letlhogile Secondary School has been appointed. The SleepOut™ Movement congratulates these young ambassadors and encourages other schools to join the movement. 

Under-Resourced Schools will receive the items and or services collected by the School SleepOut™ Events that form the Wish List which participants can select from during the Registration Process. EduWeek is a Stakeholder Partner to The School SleepOut ™ Event and working with The Tomorrow Trust have nominated a number of under-resourced schools – four in Kwa-Zulu Natal and two each in Eastern Cape; Limpopo; Free-State; North West; Northern Cape and Mpumulanga.

In Gauteng Beneficiary Schools include Alexandra Secondary School; Bokamoso Secondary School; Diepsloot Primary School; Emfundisweni Primary School; Ingqayizivele Secondary School; Kwadedangendlale Secondary School; Thabisang Primary School; and Tlamatlama Primary School.

In the Eastern Cape beneficiaries include Sakhikamva High School and Schornville Primary School. In the Free State Lereko Secondary School and Vulamasango Senior Secondary School are beneficiaries.

In Kwa Zulu Natal A. M. Moola Spes Nova School; Hambisanani Secondary School; Inkonjane High School and Isisusa Secondary School are beneficiaries.

In Limpopo Lehlaba Primary School and Milente Secondary School are beneficiaries while in Mpumalanga Moses Mnisi Secondary School and Thanda Primary School are beneficiaries. 

In the Northern Cape Kevin Nkoane Primary and Reitemogetse Primary School are beneficiaries while in the North West Alfred Maubane High School and Bogosi Primary School are beneficiaries. 

Jon Pama Primary School and Mseki Primary School are beneficiaries in the Western Cape.

In addition, KIDLandthropy™, a special digital publication aimed at teaching school children philanthropy and empathy will be published and distributed.

The 2018 SleepOut™ Movement presents several unique new opportunities for everyone in South Africa to #RiseToTheChallenge in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 100th year and raise awareness of the plight and injustice of homelessness, as well as raise funds to assist in eradicating this social inequality, in a series of memorable Events.

To register as a Participant, visit www.theceosleepoutza.co.za and remember to challenge others to #RiseToTheChallenge, whether it’s another CEO, School, Influencer, Sports Club or Celebrity https://theceosleepoutza.co.za/school-sleepout/