Adopt-a-School held its highly successful annual Back-to-School fundraising party on 5 October. Sponsored this year by Channel Vas, the event raised over R4.5 million for Whole School Development projects in disadvantaged schools. Guests, kitted out in school uniforms and sportswear, pledged enthusiastically and bid competitively in an exciting auction for choice prizes. Chairman of Adopt-a-School, President Cyril Ramaphosa, lauded the partnership with individuals and companies that made a meaningful difference to the education of disadvantaged children.