2021 Fundraising Campaign for chelo 50/50


chelo - Children of Hout Bay Education and Learning Opportunity - Chelo Web Site 

chelo is the bursary program facilitated by Hout Bay International School (HBIS). Chelo currently supports 12 children- one per grade level.

A warm welcome to all new families at HBIS, and of course families who already know about chelo. For those who don’t, chelo is a Non-Profit Organization associated with HBIS. We are a group of parent volunteers, who work in cooperation with our amazing school to provide 11 children from previously disadvantaged communities in Hout Bay with a world-class education. Each year we welcome one more student into PYP 1 and graduate an IB learner. While the school provides the scholarships worth over a million rand per year for these children, these funds only cover the cost of tuition. As we all know, every child also has extra costs to be met – and this is where chelo’s support is critical.

From textbooks, uniforms and extra-mural classes, to stationery, occupational therapy, homework support, school camps, optometrist and dentist visits, fees for International Examinations, university or other tertiary entry fees – the list goes on – chelo is here to meet all these needs for our 11 bright and determined bursary recipients. To do so, we hold Civvies days, second-hand uniform sales, and before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, in-person events such as Christmas Carols and dinner-dances. But fallout from the pandemic has severely curtailed our fundraising efforts while also increasing our costs. 2020 saw us stepping up to ensure all the kids had functional laptops and tablets, as well as meeting the high costs of data for each student to access their on-line classes and homework.

Our costs average around R200,000.00 per year. To carry on meeting the needs of our children, we need your help!

Last year, we began our 50/50 Fundraising Campaign, calling on our parent body to make a recurring donation of just R50 per month, (the price of a cup of coffee and muffin). R50 per month from just half of our parent body, will ensure we can sustain and grow our funding for the amazing students enrolled in the chelo programme. We have so far signed up 8% of our parent body and we’re rolling out all the stops to sign-up the other 42%!

This month, we’re having a draw in which everyone who signs up in February, stands to win a R750 voucher for a meal at Deus Ex Machina, a super-stylish venue just minutes away from our school, a delicious stop-off for coffee and baked goods, lunch under the shady trees or dinner al fresco on a hot summer’s night.

Enter the draw by donating via EFT or SnapScan, and leaving your name as reference.

Our SnapScan is quick and easy and accepts recurring donations (please reference your name)

HBIS parents can also use Quicket for donations, or a Go Fund me page for those overseas to make it simple to donate in US Dollars or Euros.

EFT to our First National Bank account under chelo:

   Account Number  62874202428  Branch Code  204009  Branch Name   HOUT BAY 345  Swift Code  FIRNZAJJ  Reference  Your Name

 We’d also like to add, very importantly, your business matters!

Your business can donate to chelo while we help your firm obtain points towards its B-BBEE scorecard!

Chelo is rated B-BBEE Level 1 – the top-level rating. This is super-beneficial for firms or companies who are looking to score highly on their B-BBEE scorecards. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you wish to explore the possibility of chelo forming part of your B-BBEE strategy. We can work together to see the most efficient and effective way for us to partner and join us in our mission of uplifting the student community of HBIS.

Many organisations believe that only Socio-Economic Development points can be obtained by supporting NGOs/NPOs. There are, in fact, a few ways in which an entity can achieve their B-BBEE points and contribute to an NGO/NPO at the same time.

Chelo’s treasurer, Scott Birnie is happy to talk you through the options, which include points you can achieve through:

  1. Socio-Economic Development
  2. Skills Development
  3. Category Enterprise
  4. Supplier Development Ownership

What we offer the bursary students

• Mentorship

• Social worker/psychologist

• Educational assessment

• Uniforms

• Educational equipment – including computer equipment

• Stationery

• Textbooks and Learning resources

• Occupational Therapy

• Homework support

• School camps

• Contribution to additional support if needed ( counselling,optometrist, dentist, GP)

• Fees for International Examinations

• University or other tertiary entry fees support


Additional COVID-19 2020 costs.

• Data for each student monthly

• Laptops and tablets for kids to access class from home

For more information about the chelo programme, please go to www.chelo.org.za

Thank you for helping to provide educational opportunities to our future global citizens.

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds

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