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May 11, 2009

DLF IPL donates thousands for education

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Left ro right: Mr Henk Brand, Headmaster Northern Cape High School, centre, receives a cheque for R100,000 from Shilpa Shetty, Manoj Badale and Raj Kundra of the Rajasthan Royals and Guru Meyippan of the Chennai Super Kings

A school and 10 lucky learners in Kimberley are the latest beneficiaries of the DLF IPL Help Educate and Teach (HEAT) programme.

HEAT is an initiative which will donate R100 000 to each of 32 schools during the IPL tournament, as well as R15 000 each to five learners at each match. The money will be paid directly into their school fees account in their name.

Northern Cape High School was the recipient of the latest R100 000 donation. “We are so grateful to the IPL for this cash assistance,” said headmaster Henk Brand. 

During the two IPL matches on Saturday May 9, 2009, 10 learners were identified in the crowd and chosen for the DLF IPL bursary of R15 000 each. The lucky winners were: Wayden Fredericks, Brandon Hendricks, Qiyaam Jardine, Nasreen McKuur, Zaan-Man Marais, Jordan Irwin, Summayyah Ajimudim, Dawie Niemann, Lubby Nonkonyana and Raylene Everson.

Nine-year-old Jordan Irwin, who attends Diamantveld Primary School, said, “I like Herschelle Gibbs. I want to also play cricket when I’m older.” Irwin wants the Deccan Chargers to win the 2009 DLF IPL.

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