Letter Of Appeal


St Vincent School for the Deaf will be celebrating its 77th birthday during 2011.  The School was established in 1934 on the present premises in Oxford Road in Melrose.  Prior to that, since 1884, the Dominican sisters taught the deaf in King Williams Town.

St Vincent School is not a private school.  It is a public school on private property and is subsidized by the Gauteng Department of Education in the form of a limited number of Educator and Non-Educator posts and a quarterly subsidy that covers about 40% of the school's expenses.  We therefore rely on outside donations to support the Learners entrusted in our care.

The school has a fairly constant enrolment of between 200-260 Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Learners from all over Gauteng, especially Soweto, Alexandra, Tembisa and Katlehong. Some Learners are from other countries on the African continent.

The Learners attend classes from Pre-Primary to Matric or Training Centre classes.  Matric pupils have a choice of Gauteng Education subjects and N1-N4 technical and commercial courses for their final examination.

With this in mind we would welcome your support in any way of donation; anything that you can spare us will be of great use to us and would be highly appreciated.

It is only with the valued support of people such as yourselves that our fundraising efforts for the celebration will have any hope of success and that we are able to meet out goals in further enlightening the children of St Vincent School.

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