School attempts to understand homeless

Rustenburg Girls’ High School is challenging all other girls’ schools in Cape Town to take part in the “Schools SleepOut”, an initiative to help pupils better understand the plight of homeless people and give back to those less fortunate.

The school has also called on other Cape Town schools to become involved.

Liberty, in association with D6 Communicator, are the drivers behind the School SleepOut, which follows the staging of the inaugural CEO SleepOut in Johannesburg last year.

Pupils may sleep in a sleeping bag or on a piece of cardboard but are still expected to attend school the next day.

The event is being held in the main quad at Rustenburg Girls’ High School on Thursday July 28.

“We have several staff members who will join in the SleepOut, myself being one of them. Schools are required to collect items for their chosen beneficiary and learners will bring these items with them. Each school will take their own donations to their beneficiary school or organisation,” said Rustenburg’s marketing co-ordinator, Geila Wills.

Wynberg and Herschel principals and girls have already accepted Rustenburg’s challenge.

“Girls will be able to sing, play the guitar, have interesting conversations and form new friendships.

“We are looking at providing soup on the evening and tea or coffee and rusks the following morning. Showers will be available on the Friday morning,” Ms Wills said.

Interested parties can register at https://www.theceosleep outza.co.za/school.cfm