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Day of Hope

Each school year ACSI Western Canada selects a specific Classrooms for Africa project to promote and support. The various member school communities raise funds for the project throughout the year. Ninety-five percent of the money raised goes towards that specific project. Five percent is used for administration costs.
The Project: Pfunanane Academy is located in the town of Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo Province, in the north eastern part of South Africa. The school was started in 1997 by a farmer’s wife, a teacher, to provide education for the pov-erty stricken children in the area. Initial enrolment was 5 students. The school gradually grew, catering for students in the lower grades. In 2006 the founder of Phunanane passed away and with the help of her brother, the school was taken over by a board of governors. The school has now grown to over 200 students in Kindergarten through Grade 7. Its students come from very deprived homes and some live in a care-centre at the school because they have no home at all. Due to increased enrolment, the school is short of classroom space. C4A representatives have visited the school and recommend it for consideration for a grant to build more classrooms. Several teams of Canadian students have spent time working on projects at the school and with the students. Application has been made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund the construction of a four classroom block to house the younger students. Included in the project will be a storage area in each classroom and toilet facilities and a storage room at one end of the building. Construction materials will be brick and concrete with a metal roof.
The Goal: The goal is to raise $30,000 during the 2013/14 school year to complete the building. Each individual or school contributing over $5,000 will be recognized by a plaque placed in the completed classroom. We look forward to working together to make the dream of a school with permanent classrooms a reality at Pfunanane Academy. Go to to find information on the project and a link to the utube video.
Questions? For further information on how projects are identified, funded and monitored, please refer to the Classrooms for Africa FAQ booklet or the website: Contact information:

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