On 22 May 2015, The Sparrow Foundation School opened its doors to financial services giant Deustche Bank for a Do it Day project. As part of the bank’s Born to Be youth engagement programme, they visited the Sparrow Foundation School to give their time and donate books.
The Born to Be program is aimed at equipping young people with education and developing their full potential. It is also aimed at empowering the next generation’s workforce and helping improve South Africa’s competitiveness on the world stage. The programme’s focus is on intervention on two stages of development in a young person’s life: early childhood and high school.
The day started with the Born to Be representatives giving a talk on nutrition in the school’s hall. The team was then split and assigned to different classes were each Born to Be representative would assist teachers distributing books and reading for the kids.
The Foundation School was thrilled to have hosted the Deustche Bank. It is through such partnerships and support from businesses that Sparrow Schools continues to thrive. Together we can improve the education and training of disempowered youth. This enables us to contribute to the larger objective of uplifting the country’s economy and the well-being of those marginalised in society.
Sparrow Schools encourages businesses to join us in equipping young South Africans with skills to become contributing members of society. To find out more about adopting a project for a Do it Day, companies can contact our head office on 011 482 1015.