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Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

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I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…

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20 Years of Giving Back with MySchool

October 29, 2017 | 3 Comments

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This blog has allowed me some incredible opportunities, but one of the most rewarding has been my recent introduction to MySchool and the relationships and community work that I’ve become involved in because of it. Let me explain.

Earlier this year MySchool approached me about attending an event at Litha Primary School in Gugulethu and what I saw there convinced me, more than anything, that I wanted to sign up to the MySchool program right there and then. And then volunteer an hour a week with Shine Literacy. So that’s what I did. Continue Reading…

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“Words Can Change Worlds”

February 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

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It’s no secret that I’m passionate about books and reading. I mean, I didn’t wander into an early career of book publishing because I was half-hearted about the things. But this love of reading has been reignited recently, as my eldest child has started to learn phonics in Grade 1 and I can witness the magic of words coming to life once again, right in front of my eyes. Continue Reading…