You can help make a difference!

< Back to Blogs
Date 05 April 2017
Author Liesel

The Rabie Property Group, the developers of Century City, and Ratanga Junction have committed literally millions of rands to a turnaround strategy at Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Marconi Beam. Two years ago the school had a matric pass rate of just 27%. Last year this was lifted to 98% but there are still many challenges to be met which will require significantly more funds than Rabie and Ratanga alone can afford.

For this reason they are asking people to consider getting a My School Card which they can swipe every time they make a purchase at a Woolworths Store and in so doing help them raise additional funds. The card will not cost you anything and in fact you will benefit in that only holders of either a Woolworths card or a My School Card qualify for certain instore special offers.

In terms of how it works, 0,4% of whatever you buy at Woolworths when you swipe your card will be paid to your named beneficiary.

Some of you may already be committed to your children's schools. However, you may have many friends or relatives that do not yet have a My School Card and they urge you to ask them to join this very well worth cause and support the Sinenjongo High School.

They ask that on new applications for a My School Card, applicants list The Marconi Beam Schools Trust as their chosen beneficiary. This is the independent Trust that has been set up and has Public Benefit Organisation status. 100% of all funds deposited into this fund are used for the benefit of the school.

The beneficiary details you therefore have to list are:

The Marconi Beam Schools Trust

Bank: Absa

Cheque Account Number: 40-7597-2591

There are different ways of applying for a My School Card.

1. You can do so in any Woolworths Store. This is preferable as you will be issued your card immediately and can start swiping!

2. You can apply on line at www.myschool.co.za or

3. You can phone 0860 100 445 and they will assist you telephonically.

If you go the route of point 2 or 3 above it will take up to 14 days for you to get a card.

While many may not be able to afford to do their monthly grocery shopping at Woolworths even if you do the occasional small shop there every cent will assist the school and will be greatly appreciated.

They ask that you everyone tries to enlist at least five others to join them in their quest!. Your assistance in this regard will be very much appreciated.

Thanking you in anticipation

Warm regards

Maggie Rowley