Big Ideas Boys make a difference

6 December 2022

Throughout the last 2 terms, one special group of young men involved in the Big Ideas curriculum, had a massive idea that came to fruition on Tuesday the 29th of November. The group of gentlemen consisting of Luke Carter, Deen Fortune, Josh Macdonald and Pablo Slaven went from their presentation to the Big Ideas classes, to an auction at the Citadel offices to raise money for their project. The auction and items were organized by the boys, and Citadel graciously allowed their offices to be used as a venue. Through the coaxing of the entertaining auctioneer, Jean de Villiers, the group managed to raise R410 000. This money will be spent to construct a proper home for the Vuka Nomtobhoyi Orphanage and Care Centre. The boys plan to continue their involvement with Vuka Nomtobhoyi, by being directly involved in the building of the new orphanage, as well as remaining involved with the children they have met. 
Luke Carter and Pablo Slaven introducing the Vuka Nomtobhoyi Orphanage
The group with Jean de Villiers, head of Philanthropy at Citadel, a former Miss Suisse and Odwa, the son of the orphanage's house mother.