Every Donation Helps!
The school’s main source of income are the school fees paid by the parents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t receive any grants from the government, be that from South Africa or Germany. Thanks to a very supportive parent body, money can be raised through events and other initiatives. This doesn’t cover all the costs, and the school is still dependent on private donors, especially those donating to the Förderer der DSD, as well as donations coming from other Trusts, to avoid unnecessary financial strain. The financial breakdown of the DSD can be explained as follows:
|Private donations through Trusts||34%|
|School Fees from Parents||62%|
These funds only cover the basic, day-to-day activities and doesn’t allow for the school to save money or spend additional money on projects to grow the school.
What difference have your donations made?
Your donations have bought 2 Sprinter Busses and 1 Toyota Avanza, which are used to transport the children to and from school. Now they need to be service regularly. It’s activities like this, where we are dependent on your donations.
Your donations allow the DSD to purchase new, German school books every year. Yet, donations unfortunately don’t allow for every child to receive their own copy.
The DSD pays almost €35 000 for bursaries every year. Your donations help alleviate the financial strain these costs have on our school. The DSD still needs a lot of support in this department.
Thanks to our donors, we were able to build an extension to our school, in which two new classes found a home. We are currently running a Buy-A-Brick initiative, which we hope will pay off the extension entirely.
This is Slindo. Your donations enabled him to complete his primary school career at the DSD. Because, thanks to you, Slindo has such a good command of the German language, thanks to a scholarship he can now attend the German School in Hermannsburg and continue to practice his German. Who knows what Slindo will do in his life because you made it possible for him.
Frau Heidrun Castner-Landgrebe
Herr Dieter Crome
Herr Dr. Martin und Frau Christine Noltenius
Herr Dr. Eckart Thurich
Herr Dr. und Frau von Heydebreck