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Calling all OD Cricketers - Bishops Pupils need your help!

Bishops Big Ideas Group need help running a cricket workshop for underprivileged children in Dunoon.
18 Oct 2021
Written by Nicole Little
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Dear OD Cricketers 

We are a Bishops Big ideas group consisting of Uyanda Calana, Jack Hartman, Cameron Wilson and Aidan Herbertson. We are wanting to run a Cricket workshop for underprivileged children in Grade 6 at Silverleaf Primary school in Dunoon. We want to bring Grade 6 boys from the school to come learn to play some cricket and to advance the skills in cricket so that they can find more opportunities to go to better schools. 

We choose to do education because we found it to be a very important issue in this country today, we believe that if everyone gets the same learning opportunities as we have had at Bishops than the country's pass rates and marks would rise. Unemployment would decrease as people would have more opportunities to be able to get into better courses which would then lead to lower rates of poverty as they would be able to get into better jobs. 

For the kids at silverleaf it's about building a lifelong interest in cricket and  if they have a talent for the sport they would be able to get scholarships to a top schools in the southern suburbs and we would have some of the bishops boys get involved and coach them and  will have a chance to escape their  bubble and interact with people who have different experiences, different lives and a different quality of living than them.

For the future of the project, we want to make it an established program. As time goes on, we could expand the program to accommodate more students. If we can organise it with both schools, The goal for next year is to build cricket nets at the school. Making it easier to organise the event. 

The problem we are facing is that we want to take these kids from Dunoon to bishops for 5 weeks, twice a week which would cost R40 000. Mr. Stemmet(Head of Transport) has said he would pay half of it. We are asking for R20 000 from the OD members who would like the opportunity . 

Kind Regards

The CUJA Big Ideas Team

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