In 2009, my parents Jonathan Gerber (a King Edward VII Old Boy) and Traci Gerber started TAG foundation. Initially they just wanted to change lives and make a difference in the world allowing a handful of boys the right to an education. Over the years TAG has grown tremendously, they now sponsor 38 boys and 9 young ladies at Parktown Girls High School.
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela.
I have decided to raise funds, support this great cause and continue to give back to the foundation my parents started. I ultimately want to give back to the boys and girls that don’t grow up with the same opportunities I have been given. Coming from a place of privilege and having a family who is extremely close I have been given the chance not many kids in South Africa have. Many young boys and girls grow up with single parents or with broken families. They have to fight for everything in life and I want to be the person who gives them their chance to reach their full potential.
My campaign will be to raise enough money to financially support a boy through King Edward VII School for five years. Boarding and School fees. This will mean I need to raise R700K.
It takes a village to raise a child. I can’t do this alone!
Every child deserves to dream, all it takes is an opportunity and for someone to believe in them.
When doing some research, I spoke to a current TAG boy, and he had this to say “TAG Foundation to me is a family. The support is too much from all fronts whether is be sport or academic, and it just shows how much the foundation cares about us. The foundation keeps growing every year which is amazing. TAG is comforting, like the smiles we get when we see the people of TAG, Traci in particular when you greet her, her smile is so warm and eases the nerves, you feel like it is okay to be yourself. Honestly, I don’t know what to say, its more than just words, there are not enough words that can describe how amazing TAG is and how much they do for us.” Lebo Selahla, Grade 12
“When I think of TAG Foundation, the first thing that comes to mind is an opportunity. TAG gives us, particularly me, a chance to prove that I am not just a generalised idea of what a township boy is.” Ndzalama Rikhotso, Grade 12
Please share as much as you can and pass it on! Can’t wait for you to be part of this journey with me.