In response to Covid-19 - Creating Access to Educational Excellence
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the gross inequalities that continue to exist in our own society, and those across the world. Access to quality education remains one of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 2020 further emphasised the gaps with many children receiving little to no education, despite the best efforts of society, schools and parents. As a Marist school, and as a South African school aware of past injustices and working to address current inequalities, we recognise that our role in being part of the solution needs to remain a priority. We recognise the dual challenge that we face as a country to both strive for and celebrate excellence in all sectors of society in order to compete on a global playing field and grow as a country; as well as the challenge to create access to this excellence as a way to address inequality. St David’s Marist Inanda remains committed, and invites collaboration to find ways to create this access through partnerships and programmes that include the sharing of insights, skills, resource and enrolment.
As such St David’s Marist Inanda has significantly reduced its advertising budget to profile the St David’s 2020 Matric results and is redirecting this spend to the St David’s Bursary Programme. This programme aims to create access to St David’s through ensuring that a lack of financial means is no obstacle to obtaining a St David’s education and to ensure that all boys entering St David’s on our programme have every chance of success. In honour of the young men and women of the Matric Class of 2020, we have launched the Matric Class of 2020 Bursary Fund which we will direct our donation towards.
We invite partner donors to join us in this endeavour and to make a donation to the Matric Class of 2020 Bursary Fund either via the 'donate' button on this website, or via one of our other donation channels - please click here for more details. Please give your name and 2020MC as reference on your donation, and select the Fr Bernard Brewer Bursary Fund if donating via the online 'donate' button.