A Valuable Lesson - Donating to Dreams

July 04, 2018 | Boys’ College | Author: Mr Marc Adam, Business Studies Teacher

As part of the grade 8 EMS curriculum, the grade 8s were involved in an entrepreneurship assignment in which boys started their own businesses and sold their products during the Arts Festival.

The boys learned valuable lessons, in both successes and failures, while preparing for the day; they also gained practical experience by engaging with customers and managing operations and their finances on the day. One of the key components of the learning experience was understanding the concept of CSR. To this end, all businesses contributed 40% of their profits to charity.

The boys were consulted and it was agreed that, as a grade, we would contribute to the NPO “Dignity Dreams” in support of their Sanitary Pad Drive.

We are delighted to announce that R11 466 was raised for Dignity Dreams and handed over during Chapel this morning to Sharon Gordon from Dignity Dreams. The grade 8s were able to donate 55 Dignity Dreams washable packs, equalling over 47 000 normal pads.

 

 

Back Row from left to right: Sharon Gordon from Dignity Dreams, Oliver McAslin and Philip Botes, Banele Kunene (Grade 11 Johannesburg Junior Councillor), Tamaryn Ross (Boys’ College Community Engagement Co-ordinator)

Front Row from left to right: Tristan Matthews and Daelan Crighton