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Honours Award for Community Engagement Daniel Erasmus

Oct 3, 2018
Honours Award for Community Engagement Daniel Erasmus

Daniel Erasmus of St Andrew’s College has been the true embodiment of a servant leader. He has given most generously of his time serving the school, Grahamstown and broader communities. He has done this freely and selflessly and in doing so has inspired those around him to do the same.

Daniel’s involvement in The President’s Award has seen him move through each of the three levels, with his Gold awaiting approval. His leadership in this arena has contributed significantly to the increased number of President’s Award completions at St Andrew’s in the last few years, particularly in the junior grades. He has participated in two residential projects and was instrumental in the rejuvenation of the House Committees making service activities more accessible.

Daniel has been an active participant in the Community Engagement Committee and has led the Mullins House Committee with aplomb. He has been involved in projects for all his years at College, doing so with great commitment.

As Community Engagement Portfolio Prefect, Daniel has shown great dedication and leadership.

He has ensured that community engagement at St Andrew’s has remained authentic and relevant. He has managed the committee, making sure that deadlines are met and that members are accountable.

This fine management and selfless service has helped ensure greater House participation.

He has kept a finger on the pulse, providing motivation whenever necessary.

Daniel has been instrumental in implementing the Mandela Day fundraiser which contributes to the Good Shepherd Nutrition Project, as well as the Steers Wacky Wednesday fundraisers.

He took the initiative to start the Friday Afternoon litter pickup and manages the Academic Extension Duty List.

He has been involved in several different activities with the Tiger Titans, most notably in the creation of the Mullins House braai day.

He has served on organising committees for the Grade 10 Soccer Day, 24 4 Smiley and G-Town Funk. He has visited the SPCA on multiple occasions, volunteered as a Park Run Marshal, and tutored for the S2S programme. He has also been involved in the tutoring of boys from Eluxolweni.

Daniel has helped mentor a great number of the younger boys and inspired them through his selfless service.

His passion and dedication to the service of others is evident in all that he does. There is never a task that is too small, and he is always willing to help.

He is a young man of great ideas and action, and is most deserving of the Honours Award for Community Engagement.


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