Sharon and the whole team at African Angels are very proud of our Inga who has been accepted into the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) in Johannesburg next year. Inga joins Linako who is in Grade 9 at the Academy. It is a huge honour to be awarded a bursary at OWLAG, with […]
It is hard to believe that our annual prize-giving is tomorrow and we face the end of our 10th school year! For our teachers, it has been a year of many professional development opportunities. One of these has been Apple training with iSchool Africa. Since April we have been having monthly training sessions with Erna […]
If you live in East London, pop into Vincent Shopping Centre and check out some of our African Angels’ artwork in the “Smile behind your mask” exhibition. These artworks will be sold online by Art For Art – read last month’s newsletter for more about the amazing work that they do to help raise funds for visual art education.
Hlomla, one of our grade 6 learners, had a dream come true when she was asked to feature in the new African Angels Days for Girls washable sanitary pads promotional video. She has always wanted to be a superstar!Watch the video here Hlolma also writes and sings her own rap songs. Watch out world – here […]
The Rotary Club of Arcadia has been a long-time supporter of African Angels. Their most recent project was to fund the tiling of the boys’ hostel. When Kathy Naylor, of their Rotary Anns club, popped in to have a look at the new floors she was struck by the state of the curtains; many were […]
The Lunchbox Fund focusses on providing nutritious food to combat Micronutrient deficiencies in children whose diets are of low nutrient quality, or which lack dietary diversity. African Angels Independent School was accepted as a beneficiary partner of the Lunchbox Fund programme in 2017, and every school day since then our Angels receive a high protein, nutritionally fortified meal for lunch.
At African Angels we are continuously seeking best practice for the success of our students. In keeping with this trend, we are very excited to be embarking on a Visible Learning journey with John Hattie and Corwin, Australia. We are the first South African school that they will be working with, and they are almost as excited, if not as excited, as we are about this partnership!
Art For Art partnered with our school in 2017 to provide funding for visual arts classes and visual art materials for our Angels. This non-profit organisation, founded by Julia Stahlman, a student and artist in the United States, started by selling the original artworks created by the African Angels learners and using 100% of the proceeds supported the teaching of a visual arts programme and materials at the school.
Talisman Hire East London, established in 2015, aspires to build a better future, and we are proud to be Talisman’s charity partner since 2018, as we build better futures for the children who attend African Angels.
Talisman are hands on sponsors, understanding that giving back is good for business, and good for South Africa. Over the year they have sponsored our annual African Angels Ale Trail, Golf Days and Beach Walks and are always at the end of the phone when we need a hand.
September at African Angels has seen many entrepreneurial skills being tested and developed. From the Grade 7’s to the lower grades each has been given a practical entrepreneurial experience during the term.