Social Responsibility

In March 2012 St Dunstan’s College, in the presence of the Minister of Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, signed a partnership with Unity Secondary in Daveyton.  Within two years the project had evolved into a multi-disciplinary and integrated programme involving:

  • revision and teaching support in Accounting, Economics and English
  • a rugby Academy
  • providing study skills courses for Grade 11 and 12 students
  • IT training for teachers
  • computer hardware upgrades for the township school campus
  • provision of classroom teaching tools
  • financial support for Grade 11 students to attend a cultural festival
  • the supply of text books and study guides.

The 2014 inaugural festival saw the inclusion of thirteen Unity Secondary players in the St Dunstan’s rugby squad.  One of the players, Thabiso Mohono, was chosen for the Valke U18 Provincial Academy side.  With the expansion of the festival into three disciplines, the 2015 festival saw not only the inclusion of rugby players, but also Unity Secondary and Petit High School netball teams.

In 2016 a Daveyton Invitational XV and a Soweto Invitational XV were included in the rugby festival programme.  This inclusion was as a result of the introduction, at the beginning of 2015, of the St Dunstan’s – Daveyton Rugby Programme.  The programme has achieved a great deal of success through a tried-and-tested model and empowers the community by training coaches in the BokSmart programme from the South African Rugby Union (SARU) and the Rugby Ready Programme from World Rugby (formally known as the IRB).

2017 saw the inclusion of players that participated in the VUKA League (Ekurhuleni United) and will be participating in the Thursday and Saturday fixtures.