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20 April 2021

KWAZULU-NATAL: Curro Mount Richmore learner takes action to support NPO
05 November 2019

Shane Allen, a Grade 5 learner at Curro Mount Richmore, recently started a fundraising initiative aimed at helping a local NPO improve the conditions of domestic animals.

After a recent trip to Mauritius, where Shane was saddened by the cruel conditions some animals endure, he asked his father, Ricki, how they could help. The two started to collect and sell lost golf balls – and have since switched to buying recyclable golf balls in bulk to keep up. They have raised R1 500 already and some of Shane's golfing buddies have committed to matching the amount, thereby raising the total to R3 000.

The funds will go to Humans Helping Animals, a non-profit organisation (NPO) based in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal. They educate people in the community on being responsible pet owners and assist with the sterilisation of animals to prevent more strays from roaming the streets.

Through his actions, Shane is the embodiment of what Curro hopes to instill through our #Learners2Leaders campaign: learners taking initiative, showing leadership by turning thought into action to the benefit of those around them.


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