Association helps with winter warmth

2015-06-11 06:00

PSA staff Faith Dinisile and Goodman Mcasa with school Principal Bongani Dlwathi and school staff Nosisa Hintsa, Ntombi Magoda, Nomandla Mhlauli, SGC T. Dyantyi learners having a great time during the hand over. 

PSA staff Faith Dinisile and Goodman Mcasa with school Principal Bongani Dlwathi and school staff Nosisa Hintsa, Ntombi Magoda, Nomandla Mhlauli, SGC T. Dyantyi learners having a great time during the hand over. PHOTO: PSA

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Sonwabo Primary School children will feel shielded from the cold front gripping the Mother City, as the Public Servants Association has made timely donations of warm jerseys to some of the lot.

According to the association, the 100 recipients at the school, based in Gugulethu, will have something to smile about this winter.

Faith Dalasile said: “Every winter, we identify schools that have children than can benefit from donations in the aim to protect them from the elements.”

Since most of the children come from poor backgrounds, she said her organisation believed the donation will make a big difference to the tots.

Dalasile added that she had seen the need for the woolens first hand on a recent visit to members of her organisation at the school. “During my visits I noticed a lot of the pupils did not have jerseys and I found that very worrying considering that we were already in the winter season.

It was a wonderful moment when the children came to say thank you after the handover,” said Dalasile.

Sonwabo is the second school to benefit from PSA donation, following one to Bonga Primary, also in Gugulethu.

Bongani Dlwathi, principal at Sonwabo Primary School, told City Vision that donations were always welcome at the school as many of the parents could not afford uniforms for their children.

“The majority of the learnersat at this school are from the informal settlements and impoverished areas.

Many of the parents are either unemployed or working in low paying jobs with long hours. They then are unable to see to the needs of the children and it is for this reason that organisations like PSA can play a role in assisting,” said Dlwathi.

He said that even though Sonwabo is a free tuition school, parents were still finding it difficult to afford items such as clothing and stationery for their children.

“We need those with the capability to help to visit local schools and see what is needed and offer the little they can,” he added.

Dalasile said that PSA encouraged schools and orphanage homes to contact the organisation regarding help for children. PSA can be contacted on 021 409 7360 or Triangle Building, corner of Long and Riebeek Streets

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