Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation (DBSAF) is a proud supporter of the Little Artists School, a Johannesburg-based project that creates an opportunity for disadvantaged youth to attend art classes and to learn a skill. It has brought seven works from the school to exhibit at “Chefs who share – the ART of giving”, all of which can be bid for in a silent auction during the course of the evening. The winning bids will be announced at the end of the event, with all money raised going back to the school.
Founded in 1999 by internationally renowned artist Edward Selematsela, the Little Artists School provides rehabilitated street children, orphans and those from poor inner-city communities with the facilities to explore their creative potential. With patience and encouragement, Edward and his team of artist teachers assist the children in developing their self-esteem and ultimately becoming productive individuals. The project has been a success story with the help and encouragement of Peter Robinson and his late wife Dulcie, who answered the call to assist Edward achieve his goal. Through partnership and the active participation of staff and clients, Deutsche Bank hopes to continue to provide a stage and audience for these talented individuals.