Isinkwa Bread for a Buddy
To the moms and dads of Beaulieu Preparatory School and Beaulieu Nursery School,
The Isinkwa outreach programme started in 2010 and thanks to the support of parents, teachers and pupils, it has grown tremendously over the years. Late in 2012 the Isinkwa Committee was established in order to broaden our support base, both within the school and in the communities which we aim to assist.
This committee will take responsibility for planning annual outreach events to ensure that these
meet the objectives of the BPS/BeNS Outreach Philosophy. The committee will also review what resources each initiative requires, to minimise the burden on the school, but ensure ongoing efficacy of such interventions. The committee will also review current projects on a regular basis, and ensure that new opportunities are created for our children to give of their time, talents and resources in an appropriate and meaningful way.
We would like our children to really understand what Outreach is all about and how they, even in
small ways, can really make a difference. Through such initiatives the pupils themselves will be
enriched and will grow in the spirit of caring and supporting those less fortunate than themselves.
Our philosophy is such that, despite being a relatively small school, we can still undertake outreach that is meaningful to all those involved.
The recipient of the weekly “Bread for a Buddy” sandwiches is a feeding scheme in Diepsloot. They also receive Easter Eggs, winter clothing and food, shoes and stationery, Christmas bags, etc. The other recipients include Child Welfare in Toekomsrus, The Village Safe Haven in Buccleuch, MC Weiller Primary in Alexandra, Africa food for Thought, Cosmo City, The Happy Ethan Project and Akani. We may also on an ad hoc basis choose to support certain charities that are close to teachers/pupils within our school.
The BPS/BeNS Outreach Strategy, as well as details of current outreach initiatives, is available on the D6.
We would love to hear from those parents who would like to be involved in the Isinkwa projects,
whether it is to lend a helping hand during collection or distribution, or be involved on the committee.
It is not an onerous commitment, but it is one that will change your life !!
Please contact Wendy Ruiter on email@example.com for more details.
We are looking forward to another wonderful year of outreach,
The Isinkwa Committee.
“Bread for a Buddy” is an initiative aimed at uplifting orphaned and vulnerable children living within the Diepsloot community. This is achieved through the support and participation of Beaulieu Preparatory, its pupils and the wider school community.
Sandwiches are collected every Thursday and sent to two feeding schemes in Diepsloot. If you would like to support this initiative, please send the following to school with your child on a Thursday: an un-cut peanut butter or jam sandwich, securely wrapped.
Throughout the year a number of initiatives take place in support of our Bread Buddies. All support is appreciated!
January – April
(closing date 4 April 2012) Beanie for a Buddy Senior Prep and school community involved in knitting beanies and scarves, with the target of collecting 500 items.
(closing date 4 April 2012) Easter eggs Collection of marshmallow Easter eggs for “Africa Food For Thought” and Diepsloot.
(planned for first week of new term) Winter Woollies Appeal for items of warm clothing (new or second hand).
Mandela Day Children will be involved in Mandela Day activities and there may be some items that they will be asked to bring from home.
September - October Christmas hampers for Bread Buddies The aim is to supply each Bread Buddy with a hamper filled with food, toiletries and some treats. More details closer to the time.
(planned for last 2 weeks of school) School shoes and stationery drive Collection of any unwanted stationery (new or used) as well as school shoes and takkies. These are distributed to Bread Buddies at the start of the following year.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
- Edmund Burke
Let’s make a difference!