AE promoted our Foxfire programme to learners at a careers day hosted by Hilton College on Friday 17 February. This event was sponsored by the Vula Programme in conjunction with PROTEC Pietermaritzburg.
Five to six hundred grade 12 learners attended the event and the following schools were represented: Nsikayethu CS School, Russell High, Haythorne Secondary, Asibemunye High, Injoloba Secondary, Shayabantu High and M. L. Sultan.
The day started with presentations to the leaners by UKZN, DUT and Umgungundlovu FET. The learners then went on to learn more about 30 odd companies and organizations which had display stands.
AE’s stand was cheerfully manned by Pros Ndimande, our corporate fundraiser, and Jessica and Malusi from the Foxfire team, who engaged extremely well with the learners. It was great that our representatives were bilingual, as most of the learners spoke Zulu as their 1st language.
At the AE display stand learners were given a flyer informing them about the Foxfire programme along with contact details, as well as the Student Edition of Faith for Daily Living.
Around 50 learners signed up wanting to join the Foxfire programme in 2013, which was very encouraging.