The Click Foundation is proud to be a beneficiary of Chefs Who Share’s inaugural gala dinner event in Johannesburg on the 24th of September 2016. Chefs Who Share’s gala dinner comprises of 14 national and international top chefs who work with 7 acclaimed sommeliers to create culinary wonders for one night only. Renowned artists donate their work to raise funds via a live – auction for youth development.
The Click Foundation has been invited to be partnership in action at the FNB Art Fair taking place at Sandton Convention Center from the 9th to the 11th of September 2016.
We are currently recruiting for an Operations Manager for Gauteng. Please see job description below and application process.
The Click Foundation in the news – March 2015
The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 15th March 2014
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Reading Eggs in the International News
In a recent article in the Economist, the opening paragraph described how Reading Eggs was being used in the American school system. Going on to describe what was happening in different technology initiatives in the US, it was validating to see that the children with whom we are working are being exposed to the most up to date programme when it comes to literacy. As highlighted, this blending software with human intervention, helps pupils learn faster.
The Story of Siphomandla
One of our partners Ikamva Labantu, sent us this story on 6 June. We had to share it as we are so proud of the impact Reading Eggs has had on him and his confidence.
Siphomandla, or “Spa” as he is affectionately known at Ikamva Labantu walks tall. He looks you in the eye and has a firm handshake. He has presence.
A year can make a huge difference when you are 14 and hungry for constructive input. When Spa joined the afternoon programme he was shy and withdrawn. He found it hard to communicate with others and kept to himself. Aware of his height, he would hang his head and slouch down low in his seat.
He mastered chess and played in a number of tournaments where he showed remarkable skill. He has received a prize at the SA Championships for the biggest jump in rankings. But it is not only the chess that he mastered – he learnt the social skills of interacting with players from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. He learnt the self-discipline this game requires and he learnt to win and lose graciously.
Reading Eggs has improved his English, both written and spoken, which adds to his social confidence, as he is able to engage others who share his interests, like chess. Homework has become less of a chore, as he now has access to help and resources. The quality and content of his projects have improved, as he now has someone who can help him access information from the Internet.
Yet what is most endearing is how much he spontaneously gives back. He has started helping the younger children with reading eggs, chess and homework. These youngsters admire him and listen when he speaks.
He was asked to be the Master of Ceremonies at the opening of the new computer laboratory sponsored by The Click Foundation and, though nervous, acquitted himself in a dignified manner.
Spa is a real asset to the programme and we are very proud of him and his achievements.
Vintage With Love
The Click Foundation was privileged to be one for two beneficiaries of The Vintage WIth Love fashion event where an unbelievable R750,000.00 was raised. This is the dream of two fashion-savvy Joburg girls doing their bit for the community by incorporating fashion and charity into one ambitious event: a giant fashion sale. The fabulous collection of vintage style was sold in a weekend fashion sale at the forum campus in Bryanston on 11th and 12th May 2013.
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PEN Ignite Education Centre
On the 17th April 2013, the PEN Ignite Education Centre opened in Pretoria. With the help of funds raised by ArtAngels a previously unused room has been converted into a computer room with 20 computers, kindly donated by FNB Wealth. The dream of this space is to run Reading Eggs with primary school learners after school and assist the learners with their homework.
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