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Help us keep Ethan at the Drakensberg Boys Choir

Funds Raised:
R 136 523
Fundraising Target:
R 175 000
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Update: 18 July 2022

Ethan is currently in his second year at the world renowned Drakensberg Boys Choir School.  He is in Grade 6 and continues to flourish in this fast-paced environment, where hard work, talent, discipline and teamwork culminate to create magic in the form of the most beautiful music. He worked hard to complete the gruelling New Boy Programme and earned his "Concert Status" in August last year. 

Ethan has proven to be a true Drakie, his energy and passion make him a pleasure to watch perform, his face lights up the stage and his natural rhythm makes you want to jump up and dance.  He has fully entrenched himself in all the school has to offer, seizing every opportunity, be it academically, in the sporting arena or in the music field.  Ethan is thriving at the school and loves to be surrounded by the majestic mountains, he loves hiking, swimming in the rivers and mountain biking - on the bike he was gifted by a fellow pupil.

Ethan comes from a very humble background, his Father Kagiso, works in law enforcement and his Mother, Candace works as a teacher's aid.  His hard-working parents want the best for their son, and the sacrifice they make to ensure that Ethan is given every opportunity to achieve his full potential is enormous.  They need continued financial support to ensure that Ethan is able to stay at the school that is recognised as a National Treasure.

Ethan successfully auditioned to be in the Schools latest music video "Butter".   "Butter" was released on the 15 July and was filmed in Umhlanga, Ethan was given a solo part and viewers got to see some of his slick dance moves! WATCH.

As a fellow parent at the school, we would love to help the Palagangwe family. Any financial assistance you are able to offer this young man would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards

Megan Dittberner

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Update: Ethan has officially arrived at his new school! WATCH.

My name is Kagisho, and I am raising funds for my son, Ethan Palagangwe, 10 years old living in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

We, as his family, cannot afford the tuition fees for the Drakensberg Boys Choir so we're appealing to the public to help us cover these fees for his Grade 5 year next year to help him reach his dream and attending the prestigious school. R10,000 wass due on the 15th of November as the acceptance fee. Meet the Palagangwe Family.

  • 2021 acceptance fee: R10,000 (Raised offline direct to the school)
  • 2021 tuition fees: R160,000
  • 2021 uniform fees: R15,000

Reaching the target will mean Ethan will be able to attend the Drakensberg Boys Choir and follow his dream to be a singer. The R10,000 acceptance fee due by the 15th of November has been covered already with the rest due in January. 

*As per the campaign creator's request, funds raised will be paid directly to the school*

Additional Funds raised by this campaign will be used to cover Ethan's education for the years to come.

Ethan in the news

Donations

  • May 18, 2023 - R 1 500.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Phil Sharpe

  • May 17, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Amy H

  • Nov 04, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Proud of you Ethan and can’t wait to watch another concert!" - Lilly Mazoue (age 6)

  • Sep 04, 2022 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Wishing you all the best Ethan" - Monique

  • Sep 04, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Wishing you luck. " - Unknown

  • Aug 31, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Dream big! " - Anon

  • Aug 30, 2022 - R 200.00
  • "Go Ethan go!" - Maphiri

  • Aug 30, 2022 - USD $ 64.13 Fees covered
  • "Keep shining!" - Lara Edwards

  • Aug 30, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck!" - Nev N

  • Aug 30, 2022 - USD $ 32.07 Fees covered
  • "Good luck! " - Tracey Bourhill

  • Aug 29, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "" - Amy

  • Aug 29, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Ethan" - Suzette Tapson

  • Aug 29, 2022 - USD $ 29.61
  • "Wishing you all the best for your future Ethan. Continue to have big dreams. We are very proud of u!" - Liezl Oliver

  • Aug 29, 2022 - USD $ 29.61
  • "Your hard work is paying off Ethan and there’s still room for joy - well done! " - Amanda-Jane Woodland

  • Aug 28, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "You’ve got this Ethan!" - Mary

  • Aug 28, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck! " - Retha

  • Aug 28, 2022 - USD $ 25.00
  • "My son made entry to top schools but I could not afford it. I wish you and your parents well. May more South Africans step in and assist you. God bless. " - Geraldine Magdaline Dunn

  • Aug 27, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Be a comma, not a full stop " - Steve

  • Aug 27, 2022 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "May all roads rise up to meet you, young man" - Karen Dodo

  • Aug 11, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Enjoy your time at school and learn a lot!" - Carmen

  • Aug 08, 2022 - R 1 000.00
  • "Continue your good work" - Derrick & Elizabeth

  • Jul 19, 2022 - USD $ 31.52 Fees covered
  • "Follow your dreams!" - Vivienne Van Staden

  • May 07, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Make South Africa proud " - Richard Oelofse

  • Mar 07, 2022 - USD $ 68.61 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you a wonderful year ahead" - Anon

  • Mar 04, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Ethan! " - Anonymous

  • Mar 03, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • ". " - Anonymous

  • Nov 15, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Follow your dreams. Well done to your family for all the hard work and supporting him. " - L c Banks

  • Nov 10, 2021 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Ethan" - Paula

  • Nov 09, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck and study hard" - Anon

  • Nov 05, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Ethan!!" - Jackie

  • Nov 03, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck on this incredible journey" - Chanelle

  • Oct 29, 2021 - USD $ 13.98 Fees covered
  • "The opportunity of a lifetime. I wish you God's grace and mercy. May you be an inspiration to all around you." - Hayley de Villiers

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "." - Danita Marcus

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing Ethan the best education and lots of joy!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good Luck" - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck!" - Bardett

  • Jul 28, 2021 - USD $ 35.73 Fees covered
  • "I hope this helps guys" - GoodLuck Music

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck" - Jen H

  • Jul 28, 2021 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Go Well" - Wendi E Maxwell

  • Jun 10, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "enjoy the school Ethan " - Jurgen

  • Apr 25, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck with your new adventure!" - Lize

  • Apr 12, 2021 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Ethan, enjoy every minute!" - Carole Garber

  • Mar 15, 2021 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Well done Ethan. May God bless you & your family on this new journey." - J & N Kayser

  • Feb 18, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Go Ethan go!" - Anonymous

  • Feb 15, 2021 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "R100 pmth for 3 mths from Mercia Adonis" - Mercia Adonis

  • Feb 07, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Make Cape Town and your family proud. By using your God -given talent" - Thankful

  • Feb 05, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Small donation, but God bless! " - CM

  • Feb 05, 2021 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "You making us proud. May you excel" - Lana

  • Feb 05, 2021 - USD $ 14.08 Fees covered
  • "Good luck." - Erika

  • Feb 05, 2021 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Enjoy your time with Drakensberg Boys Choir" - Derrick & Elizabeth

  • Feb 04, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Go for it" - Alison

  • Feb 03, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Wish you all the best, Ethan" - Carmen

  • Feb 03, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Great voice Ethan x" - KimA

  • Feb 03, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Follow your dream." - Julia Thomas

  • Feb 03, 2021 - R 5 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Sing the high notes!" - Kevin H

  • Feb 03, 2021 - USD $ 66.89
  • "All the best!" - Heyn

  • Feb 02, 2021 - USD $ 21.73 Fees covered
  • "We believe in you. Work hard and follow your dreams! " - Angela Williamson

  • Feb 01, 2021 - USD $ 16.57
  • "good luck buddy-your parents are super proud of you and so am I as a former Cape Flats boy." - Charles Isaacs

  • Feb 01, 2021 - USD $ 14.02 Fees covered
  • "Good luck little man with a big voice " - Alocyte

  • Feb 01, 2021 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Have a wonderful year " - Faye

  • Feb 01, 2021 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck! Make South Africa proud :)" - Jon Savage

  • Dec 18, 2020 - R 43 583.91
  • "TRANSFER - MONEY RECEIVED IN DBCS ACCOUNT" - DBCS

  • Dec 08, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best, Ethan. Wish you much success!" - Jen

  • Dec 07, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Wishing you success in your musical journey" - Heidi

  • Dec 07, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Ethan!" - Laura

  • Dec 07, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "This is so exciting! I hope you achieve your dream!" - An

  • Dec 07, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Ethan" - Lauren

  • Dec 06, 2020 - USD $ 52.88 Fees covered
  • "Good luck! You’re an amazing singer!" - Meg Eastwood

  • Dec 06, 2020 - USD $ 10.45 Fees covered
  • "Dream can come true! Good luck" - Kim van de Giessen

  • Dec 05, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best Ethan, what dreams may come... " - Kim

  • Dec 05, 2020 - USD $ 69.28 Fees covered
  • "Hope you get there!" - Jana

  • Dec 04, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck!" - Jen

  • Dec 04, 2020 - R 50.00 Fees covered
  • "Go Ethan !" - Lindsay

  • Dec 04, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "If you will it, its not a ledgend " - Roly Polyz Toys

  • Dec 04, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best, Ethan!" - Bardett

  • Nov 25, 2020 - USD $ 158.63 Fees covered
  • "GOODLUCK Ethan hoping you reach your goal soon ️" - GoodLuck Band

  • Nov 25, 2020 - R 16 600.00
  • "Donations paid into DBCS account" - DBCS

  • Nov 23, 2020 - R 2 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Here's hoping this will help courageous people" - Wendi E

  • Nov 20, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "Al the best Ethan and family!" - GrantK

  • Nov 18, 2020 - R 5 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Congratulations Ethan - you deserve to be there and be the best that you can be. " - Lauren Olinsky

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "What a wonderful achievement! Very well done!" - Trish Beard

  • Nov 17, 2020 - R 300.00 Fees covered
  • "Never stop believing " - Paul C

  • Nov 17, 2020 - USD $ 129.75
  • " Believe in yourself, work hard, and your dreams will come true." - Micah

  • Nov 16, 2020 - R 10 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck young Ethan, may all your singing dreams come true!" - Loren

  • Nov 14, 2020 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good Luck Ethan!" - Sam

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Hope that all your singing dreams come true!" - Catherine Granelli

  • Nov 13, 2020 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "One step closer to your dream Ethan!" - Darryn

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Statistics

Fundraising target

R 175 000.00

Donations to date

R 136 522.74

Funds raised offline

R 10 000.00
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Ethan Palagangwe School Cause

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My name is Kagiso, and I am raising funds for my son, Ethan Palagangwe, 10 years old living in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.