What is Raise Your Hand?

Education is undoubtedly the best way to bring lasting change in South Africa and most of us desire to be part of this change. You might have the skills, money or goods to contribute – it is just about knowing where and how to get involved. This site makes it easy to find a charity tailored to what you are able to give – so just Raise Your Hand and become a part of the change!





    In 2015 SABC Education through Raise Your Hand joined the Cancervive 10 day bike ride which started in Gauteng and ended in Limpopo. The Cancervive campaign aims to educate people about cancer. Statistics show that most rural area population doesn’t know much about cancer and this affects early detection. Awareness helps with early detection, debunking of myths associated with cancer and understanding that cancer doesn’t mean death.

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    Limpopo Launch


    The Raise Your Hand Campaign was launched on the 17 October 2014 at Ngoako Ramatlhodi Sports Complex, Seshego in Limpopo. The day was seen as an educational information one where 23 organisations exhibited and in attendance were approximately 1200 learners with an average of 2 teachers per school from 11 schools in and around Seshego. We were joined by Thobela FM and Phalaphala FM.

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    Raise your hand Mpumalanga


    Raise Your Hand in Partnership with Ligwalagwala FM had aback to school road show themed “Start 2015 Strong”. The 1st school we visited was Qokiso Senior Secondary Dwarsloop in Mpumalanga on the 26th March 2016. On day 2 we visited Yedvwa Primary School Msogwaba in Mpumalanga on the 27th February 2015. All in all the objective of the Mpumalanga Road shows was to encourage learners to start working hard from the beginning of the year as well as show them the advantages and consequences of leaving things to the last minute.

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    Raise your hand KZN


    This day was designed to support the Department of Education’s strategic programs through an interactive activation that included members of the greater community. It also speaks to SABC Education’s strategies to encourage an increase in active participation from parents, learners and communities in improving and maintaining their schools. Ukhozi FM joined us for the day.

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