Community Outreach


KESCO (King Edward Community Outreach)

“KES boys doing their bit”

The King Edward VII School Community Outreach programme was started by the King Edward Johannesburg Junior Councillors of 2005/2006, Junior Mayor Puso Thahane and Councillor Warren Chalklen and is traditionally run by the Junior Councillors of the School each year. They are responsible for holding meetings, organizing drives (collections), visiting and entertaining the aged and disadvantaged, cleaning school desks, painting projects, establishing gardens, coordinating the bi-annual Blood Drives and for inculcating a spirit of giving and social awareness in the King Edward boys. The aim of this programme is to allow the learners of the school, through voluntary community service, to give of their time and effort to help those less fortunate than themselves. It is open to every learner at the School.

We have supported:

Cotlands, The Salvation Army, Phutaditjaba (in Alex), Orlando Children’s Home, Children of Fire, Oliver’s House, Hospice and Tree of Light, Johannesburg Children’s Home, Baragwanath Oncology Unit, Abraham Kriel Orphanage, Pieter Wessels Old Age Home, SANBS, Deansgate Retirement Home, African Children’s Feeding Scheme, Ikhaya Luthando, victims of xenophobic attacks and other worthy institutions.

Any donations of non perishable food, blankets, used clothing, shoes and sport’s equipment, books or of a monetary nature are always welcomed. We continue to support our own needy children at King Edward as well as the community with a hands on approach!


Term 1

  • Collection of Easter eggs for distribution to disadvantaged children
  • Blood Drive

Term 2

  • Collection of canned food (Inter-school Phoenix Foundation Charity Drive) and warm clothing and blankets for the needy

Term 3

  • Blood Drive

Term 4

  • Collection of Christmas presents and hampers for the needy


2018 Service Awards

Name Grade Award
Devon Fuller 12A Library and Museum
Matthew Greenfield 9C Library and Museum
Jerod Meiring 11D Library and Museum
Callum Beukes 11E KESCO
Dylan Curtis 12A KESCO
Tlotlego Mangole 12E KESCO
Motheo Mawela 10G KESCO
Aron Mc Donald 12A KESCO
Nkululeko Mkari 12F KESCO
Masingita Mkhawane 12A KESCO
Sinakho-Konke Ncala 11E KESCO
Themba Nkosi 10D KESCO
Jacob Nkwamba 10G KESCO
Zipho Oliphant 12E KESCO
Cole Simpson 12C KESCO
Luke de Beer 12H Water Polo Table
Cameron Dowie 11A Water Polo Table
Sean Dowie 10B Water Polo Table
Bilal Latiff 11A Water Polo Table
Frankie Lazzari 11H Water Polo Table
Matthew Snyman


10B Water Polo Table