Robyn Bayne, a highschool student, has decided to raise funds to travel to Knysna to be a volunteer during school holidays. She took to the streets to raise the funds!
Robyn Bayne took to the streets in the early hours of the morning before a big Afrikaans exam to raise money. She is raising funds to go to Knysna to be a volunteer in the rebuild. She is currently a grade 11 pupil at Fourways High School.
My plan is basically to save the world. I know it is a big task but I feel like anything that I can do to help will be better than thinking about it from a distance or just feeling sorry for people.
When I hear about something that has happened, from the xenophobic attacks to the boko haram in Nigeria to the Knysna fires, I want to help. Me being 18 years old with no set income and no real qualifications this is a bit more challenging, but as I said before, anything is better than nothing.
Robyn set up a gofundme page but decided to get a little more hands on in her quest and took a hand painted sign asking for donations. She stood on a busy road in her area and managed to raise R630.00 in one morning.
In Knysna I will hopefully be working with Edge of Africa otherwise I have contacted a group and basically said I have a pair of hands that can be put to work. Originally I had a group of 8 people who were also interested and wanting to join me but sadly over the last week we have become two. So a friend and I will be travelling down for 11 days.
A family in Knysna has promised their cottage to Robyn and her friend so their accommodation is sorted and thanks to other donations the pair have been able to book their flights for the upcoming school holidays. The rest of the money raised will be for transport and food while in Knysna.
If the people down there are able to see that South Africans from all over are standing together to help them, wouldn’t that help make things even just the smallest bit better?
The future is in our youth and with people like Robyn we have faith that the world really will be a better place!