Day 4, today we started the serious packing of the stuff we've got and there is still more to come.
Yet again our dear teacher came with breakfast for us, which were gone in a blink of an eye.
This day have been a pretty stressful day for us all. Along with the CSR project we have in every group been working on a 45min long presentation on a topic about South Africa we have chosen ourselves, and the deadline for our synopsis is today.
Container group 1: have today and the whole week been sort of the "packing leaders" and have been packing and listing the clothes and shoes we've gotten during this week. They've also been talking with LEGO, but they haven't yet an answer. If we are lucky and LEGO are kind we might get a donation from them!
Container group 2: Have through family yet again got a donation from a football club! Shoes, T-Shirts and balls. Most of the day they've been working on the presentation for monday.
Container group 3: have been helping container group 1 out with the packing. Also, they've been informed that more books are about to come, what a great suprise!
While we are packing, more and more stuff is been donated. Which is GREAT!
PR-group of our project have made a press release which they have
sent to places like the local newspaper to create some publicity
around the project. Here you see a translated version of it.
students are working globally
students from the Copenhagen Open Gymnasium take global
responsibility - this week they are collecting clothes, shoes, school
material and toiletries to other children and young people from Cape
Town townships. Maersk Line in Cape Town is shipping the things in a
container from Valby in Cpenhagen to Cape Town, where the NGO Afrika
Tikkun takes over. This
week 30 freshman students from the Copenhagen Open Gymnasium are
working on a project that will further them in becoming citizens of a
global world. They are in the process of collecting plenty of stuff
for children from exposed areas in Cape Town. Anything
from toothpaste to pencils, and the collection is well on its way.
Colgate and Palmolive have donated a thousand tubes of toothpaste and
a thousand pieces of hand soap to the project. The main library in
Copenhagen have donated 87 books in English. But those donations are
only a small step on the way to load an entire container with things
that will come in handy for the children in Cape Town. Maersk
Line in Cape Town will be delivering the container which they will
ship free of charge from Valby in Copenhagen to Cape Town in South
Africa. Here the NGO Afrika Tikkun takes over. It’s a local
organisation that works towards empowering children and young people
in Cape Town’s townships. Since the democratization in 1994,
Afrika Tikkun has built a number of centres in exposed areas.
This is what the donations will go to and Afrika Tikkun will be in
charge of the distribution. Kristian
is one of the students in the project - he says: “We are doing this
because we have the opportunity to do it. We can make contact to
people we know who can contribute with materials which can help
Afrika Tikkun. It’s about making use of the opportunities you get,
for one thing, through the people you know. There is always someone
who wants to help.” Several
donors have been very helpful. The project started out as
co-operation with AP Moeller Maersk by way of a parent who quickly
gained contact to their department in South Africa. Here they were
very interested in supporting the project with both container and
you want to contribute with things to the project, it all takes place
at the Copenhagen Open Gymnasium. Write an email to
you have a donation or anything to
ask. The container will be shipped from the Copenhagen Open Gymasium,
on Friday the 1st of June.
Bidstrup, +45 61 88 56 78, firstname.lastname@example.org
is the second day of our project week. We started the day with tons
of nice results! the container group 1 had got donated a big plastic
bag of clothes from an anonymous person. what a kind soul. One of the
members of container group 2 have been at a football club receiving a
big donation of football clothes and shoes. The container group 3 might
started the day of strongest with 3 full bags of clothes and shoes! Our PR group (public relation) have been working on a article that they send out to lots a different local and national news papers. This morning they've got some auto answers from the news papers and they are still awaiting answers Tomorrow the container groups will be receiving even more stuff, the work they’ve done is really something to be proud of! P.s
our dear blogger Mathias is translating the PR groups article from
Danish to English so you guys who don't understand, danish can enjoy it.