The Isabel Byers School of Speech and Drama is passionate about making a positive impact in their  students’ lives. They teach extramural Speech and Drama to 12,000 vulnerable children, across South Africa.

‘Our students come from low income and poverty stricken communities. Due to the Corona Pandemic and our country’s lockdown, we stand to lose this vital Speech and Drama program. Our program EMPOWERS our children; teaches them skills in communication, public speaking, team-building, leadership and gives them self-confidence,’ says Jillian Chivell, manager of the Isabel Byers School of Speech and Drama

‘We are not receiving any government funding and we are currently unable to pay our 46 dedicated teachers and staff members who give their all to these children. We need support to survive and rebuild. Our staff and students are depending on us. ‘

The school has been generously sponsored 24 beautiful original artworks from various acclaimed South African artists which are all up for auction. There will be an independently run and monitored auction facility whereby anyone can bid on any of the artworks that have been sponsored. The auction will be live from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30.

Some of the artists include:

Heidi Shedlock – Terry Stephens Horn – Hennie Niemann Snr – Therise Rink – Sonja Nel – Jeanette Swart – Sue Paulsen – Juanette Menderoi – Helen Estcourt – Glenda Chambers – Liz Pearson – Herma Kitching – Sonja Frenz – Ivette Crombie – Doreen Daubermann – Marelize van Heerden – Karen Burns – Cynthia Kuun – Lynne Menge

Click here to register for the auction and to view the artwork.

Those wanting to support otherwise can alternatively visit their Go get funding page.

Picture: Supplied


Date: August 28
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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