Money gifts that make a difference in education

There are several ways in which you can make a difference in a child’s life by contributing to their education.

1. Education savings gift
Instead of buying a child with many toys, something else that they will play with for a while, contribute to their education savings fund. Even a small contribution on top of the monthly instalment can make a big difference.

2. The giant flag
Give someone a flower that forms part of a giant South African flag made up of millions of coloured desert cacti and succulents, and a four-megawatt solar field, in an area that was previously completely barren. This flag will be viewable from space and the size of 66 soccer fields! By doing this you will contribute to job creation, clean energy and tourism in South Africa. The person receiving this gift will get a gps tracking beacon to keep an eye on their flower. Click here for more detail.

3. The SAME foundation
The SAME foundation wants to improve healthcare and education in poverty-stricken communities through high-impact, focused projects. You can make a donation or get involved. If you know someone with a similar passion, donate the money you would’ve spent on a gift for them to the SAME foundation in their name.

4. Partners for possibility
Partners for Possibility (PfP) brings business Leaders and principals together in an effort to improve a school's education outcomes. The PfP initiative speaks to the idea that enhancing the quality of education, improving the school environment and encouraging engagement between parents and teachers are meaningful and attainable goals that would provide an upward spiral of real change in society. Make a donation or become involved.

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