Twini cares

2015-06-10 06:00
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Merlene Matthew and Mrs. Zulu (créche principal).

PHOTOS: supplied Merlene Matthew and Mrs. Zulu (créche principal).

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UMBOGINTWINI Primary pupils and teachers enthusiastically supported “Bring an extra sandwich to school day” on Friday 22 May.

As the name suggests each child and teacher were asked to bring an extra sandwich to feed underprivileged children in Folweni Township.

Early that Friday morning selected pupils went around with boxes to collect the sandwiches from the classrooms. The response was heartwarming as about 400 sandwiches were collected as well as packets of fruit, yoghurt and loaves of bread.

The lunch items were then transported to Merlene Matthews at Jarefs Paints. Mrs Matthews teaches scripture union at Twini Primary and is involved in many community projects, particularly in the Folweni Township. She and her team then distributed the sandwiches among Hlengisizwe Primary pupils and its affiliated crèche. The children were excited and the school was thrilled as it assisted with the feeding scheme.

This was the first of many initiatives­ planned by the Twini Cares Club, which was established this year by Sinead Thomas, under the guidance of the principal, Verity Eustice.

It has a small quorum of pupils who are ambassadors for various projects and encourage their peers to participate by addressing them in assembly and making posters. In this regard, there are two programmes - a charity outreach programme, carried out once a term, and the “charity starts at home” initiative.

The latter is run weekly and focuses on school-based needs. There is a “membership fee” to be paid – each pupil has to do 10 good deeds a term. - Supplied

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