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Golfers and business boost Chintsa school


Sharon Edworthy, African Angels Independent School Administrator.

Over 140 disadvantaged children in Chintsa have had a good start to the 2020 school year thanks to East London businesses and golfers. African Angels Independent School, the beneficiary of the 2019 Algoa FM Charity golf day which took place in East London, received a total of R62 000 to spend on books, a laptop, and fund the tiling of their girls’ hostel. 


Lou Billet of African Angels Independent School said, “the money raised during the 2019 Algoa FM Golf Day enabled us to improve the hostel conditions for our girls who live at the school from Monday to Friday during school terms. Three-quarters of our girls do not have toilets at their homes and there are no public toilets in their community”.


Billet added that being able to provide a hygienic, safe and homely hostel accommodation gives the girls space to learn and reach their full potential. An added bonus, a parent from the school was hired to do the tiling work.


The school also purchased quality textbooks with the proceeds to support its mission to provide a quality education to some of the most disadvantaged learners in the country.  Alfie Jay, Managing Director of Algoa FM said he is delighted when they can make such a difference in the community. “It takes many hands coming together to destroy poverty, and we must do it one step at a time.  Thank you to all the businesses and the golfers who continue to support our golf day. This wouldn’t be possible without you.”


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