“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”— Nelson Mandela
You are reading this because you know that education is imperative for every South African child.
You cannot sit idly by when thousands upon thousands of new affordable housing units have been built in the Johannesburg inner-city…. and no schools to accommodate the disadvantaged children who live there.
That’s why your gift to CityKidz is so vitally important.
You see, the pandemic has decimated our school's 2020 budget in unpredictable ways. We didn't plan for the collapse of school fee collections, the unprecedented need for bursaries and the increased costs to keep our learners and teachers safe.
Simply put, the future of this one-of-a-kind institution hangs in the balance. And if this school closes its doors, there is nowhere else for these 810 children to be educated.
Closing CityKidz is simply not an option!
Make no mistake about it: your donation to CityKidz will change children’s lives. When you donate to CityKidz, you ensure this school’s future. You provide learners with everything they need to soar…. No matter the obstacle.
Many of the low-income parent-body have lost their jobs and income. Many struggle to feed their families and keep a roof over their heads. Some even live under bridges and collect recycling plastic for survival.
School is their only respite… and now it’s future is at severe risk.
But your gift ensures that these children acquire a unique blend of knowledge, self-confidence, and integrity. Because of you, they will hone strong communication skills, a sense of social responsibility, and the ability to inspire others… all thanks to YOUR generosity.
The Gauteng Education Department has openly stated that it has no capacity to absorb our pupils. If CityKidz closes, pupils would lose what they consider "home". Where else do you find pupils that dread school holidays and love coming to school?
This cause is so important that we have set an ambitious goal to raise R750,000 by October 28th. Without your help, the future of this institution will remain in jeopardy.
CityKidz is S18A registered, so any donation will be tax deductible, meaning SARS subsidises up to 42% of your contribution.
As we transition to a new reality, learning MUST continue at a high level. Now, during the global pandemic, there is no more appropriate time to invest in the future of Johannesburg and the bright future that lies ahead.
Please open your heart and donate today. We don’t have a moment to lose.