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A LOOK AT THE LEGACY PROJECTS CREATED OUT OF FUNDS FROM THE 2016 CEO SLEEPOUT™ BY ASHA TRUST.

The Sun International CEO SleepOut, driven by social enterprise The Philanthropic Collection, sees business leaders spend a night on the streets, raising funds and gaining empathy for the homeless. The CEO SleepOut is the main fundraising Event presented by the SleepOut Movement, which is sustained through Projects throughout the year.

In 2016, the focus was on education, as a vital means to eradicating homelessness for future generations. R20, 198 982 million (as audited by BDO) was collected through the 2016 Event. Our Primary Beneficiary Partners, The ASHA Trust, Columba Leadership, and The Steve Biko Foundation – all of which focus on education and early childhood development – were awarded donations of R3 million each in December 2016, to use towards specific Legacy Projects.

The ASHA Trust’s Legacy Projects

The ASHA Trust provides relevant training and mentoring that empowers informal crèche owners and ECD practitioners to provide safe and stimulating places of care. The Funds from The 2016 CEO SleepOut will be used to facilitate 4 projects that will build organisational capacity and financial sustainability:

By Ali Gregg