JOEY BURKE RAISES 1 MILLION RAND FOR FLY (FUN LEARNING FOR YOUTH) CAPE TOWN

*A night of splendour, elegance, and sheer beauty was the scene at the Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek Cape Town on Saturday Night.*
*Their 7th annual fundraiser broke all records as they managed to raise One Million Rand, breaking the Johannesburg record of R 700 000.*
*Joey Burke managed to get he crowd rocking and bidding furiously as they generously pledged and bid. A four day visit to Villa Mangiacane in Italy fetched a whopping R 75 000 and a frenzied crowd kept going until they reached their target of 1 million Rand!*
* Fly learning for youth (FLY) is growing from strength to strength and listening to a real story of a pupil who struggled in her poverty stricken upbringing and is now in her third year of business at The University of The Western Cape and working for KPMG is just so gratifying. The work that FLY does is phenomenal and it continues to shine from year to year.*
*Fun learning for Youth (FLY) is made up of young professionals committed to playing a meaningful role in the lives of young learners through volunteering their time and skills.*
*Fun Learning for Youth (FLY) held its first lesson on 20 February 2010, with a tutor compliment of 8 and 40 Grade 9 learners (FLYers). These lessons were based at Langa High School. The model behind the establishment of FLY was to provide a free Maths tutoring service to disadvantaged learners, and equally important was to do this with a tutor compliment that participates on a voluntary basis. With the idea being to grow the learner base to accommodate all aspiring “FLYers” who wanted to join, classes were moved to the JL Zwane Center in Gugulethu in 2013. Life Skills were introduced in 2012 with the realisation that academic prosperity does not just come with hard work in the classroom, but also with the ability to cope with life’s challenging. This was especially necessary given the background and circumstances of the average FLYer. Further to this, life skills would serve as a means to guide their decisions and prepare them for life after school. Today FLY boasts an alumni stretching back to 2013 with university degrees, university of technology diplomas; and even entrepreneurs.*
*FLY opened its Johannesburg chapter in February 2017 at Realogile High school in Alexander with a grade 8 and 9 class and 20 tutors. Today FLY caters for learners from grade 8-12 in the Cape Town Chapter and grade 8-10 in the Johannesburg chapter which will grow to the full high school compliment by 2020. FLY is supported by over 30 tutors to deliver on its vision to empower young minds.*

*FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FLY VISIT www.* *funlearningyouth.org.za *

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