Help Fabian Flourish
- By: Bianca Coetzee
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/fabian-reiners
My name is Bianca Coetzee. I am 23 years old and live in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. I am currently teaching at a no-fee school in a rural area where there are 45+ learners in a class. Our school has a feeding scheme where the majority of the learners come to school to get a plate of food. The beneficiary of this campaign is Fabian Reiners, a 12-year old boy, who was in my class last year. A little bit of history: Fabian, who "was" unable to read or write, was pushed through to Grade 6 this year.
However, due to his learning barriers and other challenges the teachers faced, they were unable to give Fabian the desired attention he needed. I requested that Fabian be put back into my class so that I could work with him. During my off-periods, break times and after school; I started teaching Fabian his alphabet, phonics, numbers, etc. (the basics). Now, at the start of term 3, Fabian is able to read four foundation phase readers fluently and is outstanding at basic computation! His confidence is out the roof. Fabian follows me around wherever I go - and we have thus established a strong connection. I am regularly in contact with Fabian's mother - who is struggling on her own.
Fabian lives far away from the school and walks this dangerous road every day, come rain or shine. On a monthly basis, I supply Fabian, and his family, with the necessary toiletries (toothpaste, soap, etc.), pay for someone in the community to cut his hair, some food staples and buy him school clothes, shoes and clothes for home. Unfortunately, his shoes wear out very quickly as he walks distances every day. They used to live in a proper house but lost everything due to rainstorms. They, a family of 5, now live in a broken shack attached to someone's house (only about 4 square meters). His living conditions break my heart - it is not secure or sturdy and when it rains, it floods everything inside. In July, my classroom was used for the families whose homes flooded. My goal is mainly to raise funds to buy a small wendy house for Fabian and his family to be put on a plot near the school. I would also like the funds to cover some of the costs towards Fabian's toiletries and food. Fabian has been waiting for years to be placed into a special needs school (the schools have all reached capacity). I would like Fabian to get evaluated properly, and to attend such a school.
I would like to reach this target by the end of September.
Funds will be used as follows:
1 x Wendy house: R20 000.00
5 x Mattresses: R4 000.00
Toiletries for 6 months: R1 500.00
Food parcels for 6 months: R6 500.00
Schooling, school clothes, transport and related fees: R18 000.00 (R1 500.00/month)
Any donation, no matter the amount, would be welcome. The impact of your donations will totally flip Fabian and his family's life upside down. With your assistance, Fabian can have a strong chance at building a meaningful future. When taking this photo of him, and explaining to him that I will get people to help me help him, he burst into tears. He hugged me.
Funds raised will be paid into an account for Fabian which will be managed by myself.
- Sep 11, 2019 - R 203.00
- "Good luck " - Mansoor
- Sep 10, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Good luck to Fabian and his family" - Celeste
- Aug 31, 2019 - R 514.10
- "God bless Fabian and his family" - Abigail
- Aug 29, 2019 - R 210.00
- "God bless" - Anonymous
- Aug 28, 2019 - R 102.82
- "Thank you being "that teacher" Bianca. Bless you and Fabian." - Heidi
- Aug 28, 2019 - R 102.82
- "Bless you Bianca and your heart....I pray you reach your goal! " - Simone
- Aug 14, 2019 - R 154.23
- "Fabian we so proud of your progress, Keep it up!" - Megan
- Aug 14, 2019 - R 507.50
- "Keep on pushing Fabian you an absolute star! He get's so excited about his progress. Bianca you are a star to this child. Thank you for helping him." - Anneen & Jacques
- Aug 14, 2019 - R 110.00
- "So proud of you for doing this Bianca it touches my heart really. One doenst realize how fortunate we are. " - Mikaela Laing
- Aug 13, 2019 - R 203.00
- "Fabian, May you flourish far & beyond. God bless you & your family abundantly. " - Tiffany
- Aug 13, 2019 - R 500.00
- "May god pour out for you both " - B
- Aug 13, 2019 - R 102.82
- "May you both be blessed abundantly! " - Danielle
- Aug 13, 2019 - R 100.00
- "This is for you Fabian! " - Anonymous