Spendenaktion für Partnerschule in Südafrika
Die Not vieler Familien unserer südafrikanischen Partnerschule, der Eersterivier Secondary School, hat Schüler*innen, Eltern u.a. so berührt, dass bereits innerhalb kürzester Zeit 8000 € zusammengekommen sind, die nun in Scheiben transferiert werden, um Hunger und Mangel in der Community abzustellen.
Hier finden Sie den Spendenaufruf.
Trotz Ausgangssperre standen Hunderte zur Essensausgabe an der Schule an.
Der Schulleiter bedankt sich so: "We would like to convey our heartfelt thanks to the parents, school board, learners and educators of Carl-Orff-Gymnasium for their generosity in helping our learners during this time. Your donation [...] will be utlised to purchase food and essential goods for learners and their families who has been heavily affected by the lockdown."
Dear Ms Schicker, mr Blum, ms Hoecherl, Parents, Teachers and Students of Carl Orff Gymnasium
As the teacher responsible for the Carl Orff Gymnasium-Eersterivier High School Drama exchange, I would like to express my personal gratitude to the teachers, parents and students of COG who have contributed to the donation of 4000 Euros to my school. My name is Jill Markram and for the past six years since 2015 my students and I have visited your school and performed theatre with the students of COG. We have always felt welcomed by staff and students alike. In 2015, 2018 and 2019 we spent wonderful times together of creative theatre making, robust discussions and relaxing fun time at your school and it has been a great privilege to host your students and teachers in South Africa in 2014 and 2017.
Words cannot describe how thankful I am for the kind and generous gesture of your school community. I am overwhelmed by your act of generosity, especially in this very difficult time. The Covid 19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown situation have exposed the disparities in our society in South Africa, one of the most unequal societies in the world. Not only has the pandemic exposed the big divide between rich and poor, but is has also left the most vulnerable desperate and without any means to survive.
Before the pandemic, my school operated a feeding scheme programme, offering students with a daily hot meal which had to close down during the strict lockdown regulations, resulting in students without food for weeks. The economic reality facing us after lockdown will hit our already economic fragile community even harder. More students will be added to the existing feeding scheme list due to parents losing their jobs. This donation will literally save people's lives.
Today I stand, above all, humbled by your act of compassion and am I extremely thankful that our interaction with each other has now developed into a full-fledged exchange. It has now matured from the sharing of ideas, theatre making, learning about each other's lives and culture to the deepening of a true friendship and the understanding and compassion of each other's circumstances. I have already experienced the life changing extent of the exchange over the past years in my personal life and have witnessed it in the lives of my students, but never would I have imagined that the exchange would have developed into a life saving component as well. I am convinced that our exchange will withstand the test of time and that this kind act will in deed strengthen the ties between our two schools.
It is my prayer that both schools will overcome the challenges facing our school communities at this difficult time and that we will soon see and embrace each other again in the near future. I thank you again, on behalf of all the students and their parents from Eersterivier High. God bless you.
Mit herzlicher Dankbarkeit
Drama teacher at Eersterivier High School
- Michael Blum
- 24. Mai 2020
- Felix Kellenter