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Please note: the challenge ends on 28 February

Hello again

It is wonderful to see the great work that Zaan Cilliers and her dedicated team at Pikkewyntjies are doing to make this school a most extraordinary environment for the children of the region. We in the surrounding communities are fortunate to have this. The school serves the financially neediest families in the region, and without Pikkewyntjies, these 38 children would be left without the educational support that they need. They have the privilege of a nurturing environment, teaching them appropriate skills, values and behaviours to prepare them for junior school.

All donors and sponsors did a fantastic job in 2017 raising money for Pikkewyntjies. Since 2016, my family has worked with Zaan and her staff to put in place an incentive-based fundraising program, where we agreed to match any funds she raised from the community in a month. She raised a total of R50,000 in 2016 through your generosity, and last year it expanded to more than R70,000. How fabulous is that!! Thank you so much for joining us. In 2017, this money allowed Zaan’s team to expand infrastructure and provide additional support to the children. These various areas of infrastructural development that we all contributed to have been completed, and the school is looking great. Go and have a visit and see for yourselves!

We need to support these children even more to help open up opportunities that will help each of them reach their potential and break out of the cycles of poverty that are so common. Let’s ensure that Pikkewyntjies is the premier Overberg pre-school.

Thus, we are writing to challenge you all again to join us in raising even more money for Pikkewyntjies in 2018. Let’s aim even higher!!

We are willing to match any contribution from other families to the maximum R50,000 (combined total).

Thus, if your generosity pushes us to the max, we will raise a total of R100,000 for the school and the community.

This year, the money will be used to improve the buildings and infrastructure that are needed to teach the children, as well as allow for Zaan and the team to build systems so that they are compliant with the newer regulations associated with such schools, thereby making the school more sustainable. The staff will receive further critical training with these funds to enhance their abilities to teach, and the children will also have the opportunity to experience more outings to places outside of the Overberg, such as museums, the aquarium, Table Mountain, etc.

Please join us in showing your appreciation to Zaan and her team for what they do, and continue a legacy project to protect and nurture these children and the community in the long term!

To donate, please use the following details:

PIKKEWYNTJIES PRE-PRIMARY, BANKING DETAILS: FIRST NATIONAL BANK, CHEQUE ACC, BRANCH: 200412, ACCOUNT NO.: 62147034988,SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ