Adopt-a-School Foundation recently hosted the #Kili4Kids Climbers Press Launch. Twenty volunteers are set to begin their hike of Mount Kilimanjaro on 11 March 2019. These brave volunteers are attempting to raise R1.4 million to construct a library, inclusive of resources, library books and librarian training for Qhobosheane Primary School in Diepkloof, Soweto.

Adopt-a-School Foundation, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, and the Flight Centre Foundation (FCF) entered into a partnership 3 years ago. Through this partnership, FCF have supported the implementation of Whole School Development in Qhobosheane Primary School. The #Kili4Kids Climbers Press Launch provided the opportunity for the Executive Director for Adopt-a-School Foundation, Steven Lebere, to share Adopt-a-Schools’ work and scope in schools across the country.

Diane Cleary, Project Manager of Flight Centre Foundation spoke of their footprint in communities across the country as well as the impact of the partnership. Following this, the profile of Qhobosheane Primary School and the #Kili4Kids campaign were shared. The attending Killi4Kids climbers were invited to a panel question and answer session with the audience; they shared the training preparations and fundraising initiatives undertaken; they shared their excitement and nerves at the adventure that awaits them and highlighted the greater purpose of undertaking this initiative for education development.

The Flight Centre Foundation adopted Qhobosheane Primary School in Soweto through the Adopt-a-School Foundation in 2017. Through this partnership the school has received renovations of their Grade R facility and the construction of a school feeding scheme kitchen. Together the two Foundations have also hosted a number of volunteer days focusing on the betterment of the school’s infrastructure. You can support this initiative here.