Zoë Burman, Grade 12, is currently working towards obtaining her Gold President’s Award. She recently took part in a residential project. Zoë writes:
In the week of the 4th to 8th of April, I had the privilege of working on the Gold President’s Award Residential Project. I travelled to Knysna to join the Edge of Africa team, a non-profit organisation that is involved in both community outreach and environmental projects in the area. I was joined by 3 girls from Crawford International in Joburg. Over the course of 5 days we cooked and served soup at a pop-up soup kitchen, conducted a tidal zone survey to aid a local researcher in assessing the biodiversity of the area, painted and renovated a soup kitchen, did a beach clean-up, an eco-brick project and organised a fun-day for the local pre-school. This was a truly fulfilling experience and I encourage everyone to follow through with the President’s Award programme or simply to participate in community service.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi