Jan 9, 2017


​Shoprite will again be paying the school fees of over 420 learners in 2017 through its annual ‘Class Of’ competition. The competition has already seen more than R5-million in school fees being paid out by the retailer, giving hundreds of learners each year the opportunity to be educated without the concerns about affordability.  

The initiative forms part of the Shoprite’s commitment to uplifting the communities it serves by creating opportunities through education. 

Each year, learners from grade 1 to 12 are asked to submit essays or drawings describing what they want to be when they grow up, giving the retailer an opportunity of supporting those learners who demonstrate creativity and are able dream big. 

Every Shoprite store in South Africa participates, giving learners the boost they need to fulfil their dreams.  

Competition entry forms are available at all Shoprite stores across the country. They can also be downloaded online from the Shoprite website

The’ Class of 2017’ competition closes on 29 January and winners will be announced in early February 2017. 

Be sure to follow the hashtags on Shoprite’s Facebook and Twitter feeds:

#ShopriteClassOf2017     #ActForChange 

Here are some of the previous year's winners:

Aaron Nzenzo, who wants to be President of South Africa (Shoprite Class of 2016 winner).
Class of 2016 winner, Levontai Prince, who wants to be a Surgeon one day.
Class of 2016 winner, Thaakira Baradien, wants to be a Teacher one day.

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