It has been six months since the release of “The Crossing” at the launch of “Friends of Johnny Clegg” at Ellerman House, which has subsequently raised over R850 000 in aid of education in South Africa.
At the end of 2018, over 50 artists came together to record their own version of Johnny Clegg’s iconic song, The Crossing, in one of South Africa’s biggest music collaborations of all time. This was as a tribute to the man himself and to raise funds to address the literacy crisis in South Africa – a cause close to his heart. 78% of grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning. All proceeds are therefore donated to The Click Foundation to implement their online English literacy programme in under-privileged primary schools across South Africa.
As a result of generous donations, “Friends of Johnny Clegg” has adopted the operational funding of a school in Alexandra Township where The Click Foundation currently reaches over 1,100 learners and funds the employment and training of two youth facilitators.
In addition, six township primary schools will receive a total of 144 laptops, to enable a further c.3,200 learners to gain access to the Click Foundation’s programme to improve their literacy skills.
Thank you to everyone involved for supporting this meaningful cause.
To join “Friends of Johnny Clegg” and support the Click Foundation in reaching 1 million learners, please visit https://www.friendsofjohnnyclegg.com/donate/.
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