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The Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching has its sights set on helping 100 children in 2024 by raising funds to fill 100 backpacks with school supplies.


Knysna, South Africa (05 December 2023) – The Knysna Initiative for Learning and Teaching (KILT) is running a “back to school” campaign in the hope of giving 100 children backpacks filled with schooling essentials for the new school year in 2024.

The campaign highlights a cause closest to its heart and that is the basics of education. They are collecting R200 for each backpack and the campaign will run until the 10th of January 2024.

KILT was established in 2016 to help build an empowered community through education and became an NPC in 2022. It was started by Ms Gill Marcus after she retired as Governor of the Reserve Bank. Knysna-based school principals approached her and asked for help with problems they faced in their schools. Together they were able to address many of the problems these schools faced. Today, KILT runs 18 projects in 17 government schools in the Knysna District.

Since starting KILT, many children have been given the chance to shine! From heading overseas to compete in spelling bees, to reaching for the stars and the unknown in Cape Town; the young minds they support, have had opportunities to take on their most exciting challenges, often not seen in small towns. KILT makes sure every child they work with, has a chance at greatness!

You can find out more about this incredible organisation via Facebook here. The organisation welcomes collaboration and support so if you have a way to lend a helping hand, reach out.

25 backpacks have been pledged already so there are just 75 to go. You can find out more about donating via the KILT website here.

Sources: KILT – Supplied
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