The Dodo Pitt Education Fund
In memory of: Dodo Pitt
$1,437.68 raised so far
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We have set up this fund in memory of our mother. All donations will go towards helping disadvantaged girls and young women in South Africa have access to educational opportunities. We are planning to sponsor pupils through high school, focusing on those who would not be able to afford to go to school. All schools are fee paying in South Africa, even Government ones. We are hoping to fund a child from Alexandra township to attend a good high school. Alexandra is in Johannesburg and is one of the poorest urban areas in the country. A significant number of Alexandra residents live in informal settlements (shacks) without access to proper running water and other civic amenities.
We thank you for your interest and are very grateful for your support.
Gill, Jenny, John, Margy and Bridget
Dorothea Rigsby Pitt (7 May 1925 – 12 December 2009)
Dorothea Pitt (affectionately known as Dodo) was born in Pretoria in 1925. Her father, Thomas Becklake, was a British civil servant Directorand read English at. During the War, she omens' Auxillary Air Force, and was , on the effects of on
Dodo sii in Johannesburg, where she s. After the Soweto uprising in 1976 she employed black teachers and admitted black pupils, risking the closure of the school in defiance of apartheid laws. One of her former pupils is quoted as saying: ‘She encouraged us to be fearless and adventurous, and develop our self-confidence in our own identity ... Almost two decades before our country obtained democracy and liberation, Mrs Pitt had already started liberating the minds of many a South African.' Laterinvited.
Dodo, as well as spending time with her five children and twelve grandchildren.Throughout her life she was a staunch believer in the importance of an integrated and diverse education system to support the needs of all South Africans.
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Such a worth cause. Fascinated reading about your mother. Made me think of my mother and the similarities in their lives. Best wishes and love. B&H
God bless and Love Michael and Joy Girdwood
In memory of my sister whose wit, humor and sense of fun added sparkle to our child days. Who as a mother taught children the love of words and the use of the English language and who as head mistress of a renowned girls school was a head of her times introducing the teaching of a black language into her school. Love from Muzzy
Witty, gentle, shrewd and wise mentor! You taught teachers to be patient and empathetic, and, under your leadership, St Mary’s flourished into a happy, creative and successful place. You were an instrument of God’s joy and peace. Good and over-generous friend, go gently into God’s good night. With love from Clare, Christopher and all the Rossouw & Tedder Clans
With love, Margy
Happy to make a contribution for the cause. Marlene Tua Clark 05/03/10
In memory of an amazing headmistress who influenced my education and was so dedicated to the education of our generation based on strong ethical values
In memory of a wise, thoughtful, caring and considerate headmistress...who also encouraged the celebration of English language and literature.
In memory of someone who built the foundations of a great School. This amount will be matched by BP as part of a gift matching programme in due course.
- * Online donations$1,437.68
- Offline donations$0.00
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$1,437.68
- Gift Aid$62.92
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