Sowing Seeds of Hope

The 14 July saw six Grade 10 pupils from Wynberg Girls’ High School heeding the call from an organisation called “LeadSA” to do precisely that – lead South Africa. Having been challenged by them and our school to work for the greater good of our society , they decided to raise money to cover the cost of a bone marrow test. Their second goal was to change some of the common incorrect perceptions regarding bone marrow donation.

Their target was R2000 (the cost of one test currently) which was reached by spending the 14 July at Kenilworth Centre handing out bags of edible sunflower seeds to shoppers in exchange for donations. Posters were displayed which countered common misconceptions. They were pleased to meet people who were genuinely interested in becoming donors and who gave generous donations towards the fund. Through their efforts, they managed to raise R2200 which was handed over to the Sunflower Fund on the 24 July.

“Over and above, being able to make a small difference in the name of a cause we wanted to assist, through the encouragement of the LeadSA initiative, we have realised that we can make a difference.

We applaud the initiative of these Grade Tens.


Group members: Lauren Goliath, Natashia Young, Thaakiyah Wentzel-Rykliff, Azrah Ismail, Anjali Kooverjee and Davita Ramjee