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

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 after the The Sun International CEO SleepOut Event, to use towards specific Legacy Projects.

Columba Leadership

Columba Leadership offers a values-based leadership programme in secondary schools that catalyses a movement of engaged young leaders, transforming learners from economically disadvantaged areas into responsible, socially-conscious leaders and employable, enterprising young people. The funds will be used in the following Legacy Projects.

These aren’t just words, neatly packed to sound helpful “in theory”; these are the very real concepts on which the global movement of positive change is built.
It’s with these ideas that The Philanthropic Collection home to The CEO SleepOut is turning old world philanthropy on its head;
getting business leaders to sleep on the streets to raise funds and gain empathy for the homeless in The The CEO SleepOut Event;
and sparking conversations that truly lead to worldwide action.

www.theceosleepoutza.co.za

By Ali Gregg