An early initiative at CGHS was an Outreach Programme organised by the school via the Department of Education. The rural schools in KZN: Lockhat High School, Suleman Patel High School and Mcotoyi High School, were identified as schools requiring assistance. Mrs A. Agjee, then Principal of Crescent Girls' High School was instrumental in starting this intervention programme, providing academic support to both educators and learners at these schools.
Every Saturday for 3 months teachers from Crescent Girls' High School provided tuition to almost 200 pupils. The principals of the schools were grateful for the assistance. Mr Narend Singh, then MEC for Education in Kwa-Zulu Natal, commended the school for its efforts in building ties and lending much required support and assistance. It was noteworthy that there was a marked improvement in the overall final results at the respective schools that year.
In keeping with our motto of "LEARN, STRIVE AND SERVE", we have encouraged our learners to be engaged in various projects that aim to alleviate the suffering of the disadvantaged in our community.
Some of the projects that we have been involved in are:
Collecting funds for the NELSON MANDELA CHILDRENS FUND
Collecting funds for the victims of natural disasters both locally and internationally
Visits to Old Age home - providing goodie bags and lunch
Assisting 'Gift of the Givers' - 2011
Collection of non-perishable food items
Collection of blankets - Winter Warmth
Providing school shoes for learners at ISIZWE ORPHANAGE and NDIMOSE SCHOOL - 2012
Helping the underprivileged by donating wheelchairs , crutches and walkers
Collection and distribution of scarves where required
Providing over 20 000 disposable plates for the Radio Al-Ansaar `Eid meals.
The learners at Crescent Girls’ High School have dedicated the month of May to raise funds for the needy, the victims of disasters and for charitable institutions.
These initiatives are in keeping with our school motto, Learn, Strive and Serve as well as upholds the third pillar of Islam which is charity.
"Verily charity extinguishes the wrath of Allah and removes the pangs of death." (TIRMIDHI)
The learners have embarked on a "blanket campaign" collecting cash (R65.00 per blanket) for the Al-Imdaad organization. Non perishable food items and cash were also collected in order to aid the plight of the Syrian people. Furthermore learners have extended a helping hand to "Just 4 Children". They collected pyjamas to make winter a bearable season for the less fortunate.
The SANZAF organisation has partnered with Crescent Girls’ High School to put into action the ‘Adopt a Granny Project’. This project involves pairing our learners with elderly, disadvantaged women and treating them to a day of well deserved shopping and pampering.
In light of the above-mentioned charity drives carried out by the school, the principal, Mrs A.Bayat said: "It is only in giving that you receive."