Cape Town high school plays Easter bunny to give less lucky eggs

The RBHS Interact Society hosted the 2021 Easter Egg Challenge, a donation campaign in which boys donated marshmallow Easter eggs.

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  • Rondebosch Boys High School’s Easter Egg drive initiative has been a great success for many local organizations.
  • Zuhayr Halday, 17, led the initiative.
  • The entire RBHS school body made a donation for the Easter egg collection.

Rondebosch Boys High School has launched an Easter Egg Drive initiative, donating to eight organizations for the less fortunate this Easter weekend.

The Easter Egg Drive Initiative was led by 17-year-old Zuhayr Halday, who stressed the importance of having a constant positive impact on the communities and people around us.

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“I decided to propose this initiative because it essentially embodies the spirit of Easter by allowing our students and parents to share love, hope and comfort with their brothers and sisters. It was done simply with the gesture of doing donating chocolate Easter eggs, letting others know that we are caring for them on special Easter day. ”

The entire RBHS school body donated to the Easter Egg Drive, which was led by the Interact Society of RBHS (made up of 27 members), of which 16 members were directly involved in the delivery of the Easter Eggs. Easter to organizations.

Halday said he believes everyone who is in a position to give to others should do so, which is why all RBHS and RBPS students, parents and teachers have been invited to donate. The school made donations to organizations that helped the most vulnerable people in society.

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The RBHS Interact Society hosted the 2021 Easter Egg Challenge, a donation campaign in which boys donated marshmallow Easter eggs.

“Orphans have no family to care for or spoil them at Easter. The same goes for residents of a nursing home, as their families never celebrate with them or give them back. more visit.

“Children in hospital, whose families often cannot visit them, people from disadvantaged communities often cannot afford to spend a special day with their loved ones.

“The homeless, who don’t have family or friends to spend the Easter holidays with. Honestly, it’s heartbreaking to think that so many people are just left out and alone at Easter, but I hope our friendly gesture of these Easter eggs made them feel cared for and loved. “

The Rainbows Meet Training & Development Foundation is one of the organizations that benefited from the Easter Egg drive. Based in one of the oldest informal settlements in the Western Cape, the organization offers a nursery and several feeding operations in the community of Vrygrond.

Organization employee Mymoena Scholtz said that getting donations and Easter eggs is almost always a battle, and the schools’ act of kindness served as an Easter blessing.

“The [humility] that the students showed and the love and compassion in their eyes when working with the children was good to see. It shows a good system of values ​​and humanity when children can help less fortunate children when they can afford it. “

Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopedic Hospital administrator Fiona Kunz said she was grateful for the donations received from the school.

“We now have around 30 patient children. They were completely thrilled to receive Easter eggs. They still have some and will have enough for the rest of the week. “

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The RBHS Interact Society hosted the 2021 Easter Egg Challenge, a donation campaign in which boys donated marshmallow Easter eggs.

The Heaven’s Nest orphanage, which is home to 18 underprivileged children, expressed its gratitude to the school. School principal Zama Mbele said it was not the first time the school has been helping them, as they usually make generous donations to the orphanage almost every public holiday.

“We had a surprise donation of Easter eggs from Rondebosch Boys High School, and it was a surprise. Due to the pandemic, we told the children that there would be no Easter egg hunt. Unfortunately, when school arrived, we weren’t there, and the students dropped the boxes of Easter eggs on the wall. We were so surprised to find Easter eggs on our property, collecting them as an Easter egg hunt. “

RBHS Interact Outreach Society lead teacher Elizabeth Fraser said the interactive society is all about reaching, helping and giving. Composed of about forty students, the association undertakes several projects per year aimed at using the privilege to help the needy.

Fraser said:

“As an adult and a teacher, I believe that involving students in work like this helps to understand what humanity is. [gain] humility when they see and feel empathy. I strongly recommend that other schools involve young people in charitable causes. ”

Hoping to secure a place in mechanical engineering at Stellenbosch, UCT or Wits after his bachelor’s year, Halday said he was happy he was able to put some people in a smile this past Easter weekend, even though it’s one chocolate at a time.

Alicia R. Rucker