Philanthropic twist to pupils’ project

Pericles Anetos

A CLASS assignment took on a philanthropic twist for Collegiate Girls High School’s Grade 9 classes when they raised more than R16000 for the Reach for a Dream Foundation.

As part of the Grade 9 Economic Management Sciences (EMS) curriculum, pupils are taught how a business works as well as how to draw up a business plan.

Marsha Kerrigan, the EMS subject head, drew inspiration from her late father who died of cancer in 2007.

“I thought a nice way to honour my dad’s memory as an entrepreneur and a gentlemen was to do something nice for people struggling with the [cancer] battle.”

The project has been running since 2010 and has raised more than R52600 in the past three years which has all been donated to cancer related charities.

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