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South Africa's Germiston High School: Storm Rebuild

Germiston High School is a secondary school in Johannesburg, South Africa with a rowing club full of dedicated young athletes. Many of the children come from disadvantaged backgrounds and the club itself receives minimal support.  On the 17th January this year, they were hit by a devastating storm which destroyed the shed and all the equipment that it contains.  

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Fulham Reach BC: How rowing changed Schuyler's life

We focus on the power of rowing, using Schuyler as an example of how the amazing charitable work by FRBC can lead to opportunities with the potential to change a young person's life. There wasn't a school that would support Schuyler, and whilst being homeschooled, his father came across a council ad by chance.  He found a welcoming community that stood by him at FRBC and this has enabled him to grow in many ways, both in the boat and beyond it. Picking up a few British ergo records along the way, Schuyler has shown us the rewards of hard work and will start this autumn at Eton College on a full scholarship.

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