Community Engagement 2018
We have had a good partnership with Noncedo Pre-Primary so far this year, our ECD partner. We fundraised by having a clothes, brownies and cupcake sales. This money will be used to buy school readiness packs for the class we are working with. We also completed their gardening goal. A planting lesson was held on site at the school with staff, parents and Drostdy students. Prince Alfred House held a movie day at the Res with snacks for the kids and staff. The 2nd semester goal is to paint the outside of the school. We will fundraise for this with a collection outside Pick n Pay, and a slot with Pick n Pay has already been booked.
Last Modified: Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:45:05 SAST
Community Engagement 2017
We had a good partnership with Noncedo Pre-Primary this year, our ECD partner. We painted the school for Mandela Trading Live Week, and did money collections at Pick n Pay for them. We provided prizes and snacks for a function of theirs, and throughout the year were involved in a reading scheme for them.
Drostdy did very well with Give 5 this year. Drostdy came second out of the Halls, and Allan Gray House came second out of all the RU residences.
Internal Res/Hall initiatives this year included clothing, stationery and toiletry drives, to benefit Drostdy students in need. Graham House even had a noodles drive.
Last Modified: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:26:00 SAST
Community Engagement 2016
This year Drostdy Hall's Community Engagement programme was split into the Internal Community Engagement programme and the External Community Engagement programme. The reason behind the split was that within Drostdy Hall we saw a need for us to be able to reach out not only to the outside community but also to reach out within the Drostdy Hall Community.
For the External Community Engagement programme, we took up an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre called Noncedo Pre School in Joza location, where we spent our Saturday mornings going down to the Pre School and starting a garden for them. The partnership between Noncedo Pre School was quite fun as we managed to raise quite a bit of money by selling clothes and also having cake sales.
The Internal Community Engagement programme was new but also very exciting. An internal clothing drive called the "Free Thrift Shop" where students from Drostdy could come in and take clothes they need that were donated by other students. This was a quite success in terms of both the donations coming in and also the students having a free shopping spree. The Internal Engagement programme also managed to start up in all the reses an internal toiletries and clothing drive. This meant that students who needed toiletries within the reses had toiletries within their reach.
This year has been quite a fruitful year for Drostdy Hall's Community Engagement division as many of our goals were reached.
Last Modified: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:39:02 SAST
Community Engagement 2015
Once again Drostdy Hall got involved with the community in 2015. Each of the residences had their own projects, e.g. clothing collections, SPCA visits, Old Age Home visits, tutoring, stationery collections, etc. The Drostdy residences also participated in Give 5.
Last Modified: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:38:57 SAST