GAMING FOR GOOD: HALLOWEEN GAMING WEEKEND TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NEEDY STUDENTS

Gamers are invited to view or participate in a spooky Halloween gaming session, hosted by gaming group, Gaming Den ZA on 31 October and 1 November to raise funds for Christel House South Africa, a non-profit school. By joining the event, gamers can opt to donate and help students receive buckets of hope, filled with essential food items and treats for the December holidays. Sponsor as many buckets for students as you like or split the cost of one with a friend at R200 each.

The game, ‘Among Us’ will be played and is for free on the Google Play Store and Apple Store on mobile and costs R42 to play on the PC Steam platform. A Steam account is needed in order to access the game. For gamers who would like to play the game, join the Gaming Den ZA discord server and make sure you have a microphone.

One of the founders of Gaming Den ZA, Caitlin Singh says, “Fundraising is about more than money, it is about helping those who are less fortunate in any way we can. Our way of fundraising – doing dares, singing, and playing video games – does not only bring a smile to our faces, but it will a bring a smile to the students in need and hopefully make their December holidays more special.”

Situated in Ottery (Cape Town), Christel House SA is a no-fee school that enrols 740 students who all come from severely impoverished communities on the Cape Flats. Along with quality education from Grade R to Grade 12 and career support for an additional 5 years post matric, students receive daily transport to the school and back, professional health care, nutritious meals, psychosocial counselling and family assistance to ensure they break free from the cycle of poverty.

Gamers also stand a chance to win some amazing prizes, including wireless headphones, a Bluetooth speaker and other tech gadgets.

Event details:

31st October:

Afternoon Stream: 12:00PM – 14:30PM

Evening Stream: 7:00PM – 9:30PM

1st November:

Afternoon Stream: 12:00PM – 14:30PM

Evening Stream: 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Important links

YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnOHlA299wqWY9RSJBI-w

Twitch channel:

https://www.twitch.tv/gamingdenza

Donation Link:

https://www.givengain.com/ap/caitlin-singh-raising-funds-for-christel-house-south-africa-33207/

Discord server link:

https://discord.gg/ETYjM85

Learn more about Christel House South Africa:

https://sa.christelhouse.org/

ENDS

More about Christel House

Christel House South Africa is a non-profit school with a single mission: to break the cycle of poverty. It offers no-fee scholarships to students from some of Cape Town’s poorest neighbourhoods and support them for 18 years (Grade R to Grade 12 and five years post matric) through character-based and career-focused education. The school’s beneficiaries include 740 students from grade R to 12, 250+ post-matric students and more than 3000 parents and other members of the communities it serves.

The main criterion for admission to Christel House is not evidence of talent – but evidence of poverty, one measure of which is a maximum average income of R1,500 per household member per month. Key aspects of Christel House’s model include poverty mitigation services in the form of daily transport to school and back, professional health care, nutritious meals, psychosocial counselling, family assistance and college and careers planning and support.

The school is justifiably proud of its 99% matric pass rate since inception and that 93% of its alumni are studying, working or both. In doing so, Christel House transforms the lives of its students and help to build self-sufficient, contributing members of society.