ISA CARSTENS HEALTH AND SKIN CARE ACADEMY ADOPTS FACES OF NEED AS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECT
December 22, 2009 by dyertrust
TheIsa Carstens Health and Skin Care Academyin Stellenbosch, one of South Africa’s leaders in the highly specialised field of health and skin care therapy, has adopted the Dyer Island Conservation Trust’s African Penguin Housing Project as their Social Responsibility project. Under the guidance of Isabelle-Carstens Roos, the Academy was the first school of its kind in the Western Cape, registered by the Department of Education as a private provider of higher education.
The first years, second years and staff of Isa Carstens put in a great amount of effort to raise funds for the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. On Friday the 26th of September 2008, all students were allowed to dress-up in black and white and had to pay R10 to participate in this effort. A couple of years ago the people of Stellenbosch started to call the Ladies of Isa Carstens ‘the penguins’ due to the fact that their uniforms looked literally like penguin suits and that is why they adopted Dyer Island Conservation Trust and the Faces of Need project.
The Isa Carstens Academy donated a penguin house for every house that the students donated. They handed over a cheque to the value of R4 000 to Wilfred Chivell, founder of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust, and believe it or not, a real penguin handed this over. It was a day full of fun and surprises and Dyer Island Conservation Trust would like to thank Mr and Mrs Roos and everybody at the Isa Carstens Academy for their donation and conservation efforts. The penguins will surely raise their feathers to you!