Church dresses up needy kids

2016-03-03 06:00
 Young children from the WPT Ndibongo Memorial Church received school uniforms on Sunday.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Young children from the WPT Ndibongo Memorial Church received school uniforms on Sunday. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Young parishioners from the WPT Ndibongo Memorial Church stepped up in style this week after they received new school uniforms from the church.

On Sunday the congregation donated the clothes to 12 primary school pupils who were in dire need of new attire.

The congregation is the Nyanga branch of the United Presbyterian Church of South Africa.

The donation was handed over by the church’s education committee, courtesy of fundraised since last year.

The idea came about last year after the church’s Reverend Vuyolwethu Mbaru initiated that congress adorned school uniforms in June last year.

“It was then decided that we should extend this project to buy uniforms for the children in the church that were struggling with school uniform.

There was a suggestion that members who failed to dress up would then pay to a fund that went into the project,” said Noluntu Mda, the initiatives organiser.

She said that the children who were in need were then identified, fitted and then bought the clothes.

“It’s important that children don’t feel as outcasts just because they cannot afford have uniform at school,” she added.

She said that this was not the churches first education related donation and that they will continue to raise the bar higher.

“We are planning to go beyond just donating clothes. We are looking into helping children register at institutions of learning because we can all see that its a national problem,

Silvi Sijobo, a grandmother, said that she was grateful for the donations.

“When times are tough we cannot afford everything. This donation came at the right time and the child is very happy to receive them,” she said.

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