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What: 🎵 Sundowner Concert 2024

Sundowner Concert 2024

When:

Where: 🕳 Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg

How much:

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🎟️ R150.00

The Sundowner Concert featuring Richard Cock will take place in aid of the Support Fund.

Event Information:Gates open at 16:00.No outside food or drinks permitted.Programme to follow.Parking available on the school grounds.

Programme:

Tribute to Henry Mancini (DSJ Orchstra) O Mio Babbino (Soprano/ DSJOrchestra) Pirates Of The Caribbean (DSJ Orchestra)Summertime (Soprano/DSJ Orchestra) Der Löwe brüllt in Afrika (Pre-Primary School Choir) Mbube – The Lion sleeps tonight (Pre- Primary School Choir/Primary School Choir/DSJ Orchestra)Muss I denn (Pre- Primary School Choir/Primary School Choir/Secondary School Choir/DSJ Orchestra)Paradise Road (Secondary School Choir/DSJ Orchestra) So In Love (Soprano/DSJ Orchestra)Mission Impossible (DSJ Orchestra) INTERVALShine like stars (Secondary School Choir/DSJ Orchestra) Kusimama (Secondary School Choir) Nishka Banja (Secondary School Choir/DSJ Orchestra) Caribbean Halleluja (DSJ Marimbas) Ode To Joy (DSJ Orchestra/DSJ Marimbas/Primary School Choir/Secondary School Choir)Baba Yetu (Secondary School Choir / DSJ Orchestra Pomp & Circumstance (DSJ Orchestra) Pata Pata Meadowlands (Secondary School Choir/DSJ Orchestra/DSJ Dancers) Son Of Men (DSJ Orchestra/DSJ Marimbas/DSJ Dancers)

About:

Every learner at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Johannesburg (DSJ) is subsidised by the German Government. If this subsidy fell away, yearly school fees would double, as Germany provides almost half of the financial resources needed to run the school. Even so, in some cases, a shortfall still exists. In these tough times, several parents struggle to meet the basic needs of their children. That is where the DSJ Support Fund comes in to fill the gap.

In 1989, the DSJ made a commitment to counteract the extreme inequality that prevailed in South Africa’s education sector by founding the innovative ISec Programme. Through the programme, Germany to this day supports a number of learners from partner schools in Soweto who distinguish themselves from their peers through their exemplary academic achievements. A group of learners first attend lessons at the DSJ on Saturdays before a few are selected to attend the DSJ full time from Grade 5 onwards. In some cases Germany supports these learners with a large fee reduction until they matriculate.

While the ISec Programme covers the educational needs of its learners, some other pressing needs that directly affect the learning ability of each learner go unmet. By far the greatest need is for daily meals. The majority of the budget is therefore used to finance breakfasts and lunches for learners whose parents face severe financial difficulties. Currently this amounts to R40 per learner per day, or about R800 per month. In addition, the Support Fund also steps in when reading glasses, second-hand school uniforms, school materials or rides home after evening events cannot be financed. The negative impact of the lack of these basic items on the learners’ education cannot be overstated. We appreciate your help in fulfilling this need and contributing to making education more equal.