Donations of old wear

2017-02-09 06:02
 Sibabalwe Mkungela is asking you to donate your unused school uniform.

Sibabalwe Mkungela is asking you to donate your unused school uniform.

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An idea sparked by unwanted clothing has led to the launch of door-to-door campaign to collect some such in Khayelitsha.

Sibabalwe Mkungela is the driver of the Ambassadors for Change back to school campaign in which they gather unused school uniforms.

“I had unwanted clothes that I did not wear so I had an idea to give it away to people that may need them.”

He and other friends have started with only two schools and so far have raised the interest of more than 20 people donating items.

Realising the potential for growth, the group have taken their campaign to other schools.

Mkungela said they have realised that many people kept the uniform of their kids, not knowing what to do with the items.

“We then decided on door-to-door in Khayelitsha to ask for these items.”

People are more than happy to donate shoes, shirts, blazers and trousers, he said.

Mkungela said that they wanted to show the community that one does not necessarily need to have sponsorship to donate.

“When we think of giving we always think of going to ask for funding but sometimes we have all that we need to give.

Homes can be storages of good quality, but unused uniforms.

So with this campaign we hope to encourage people to give with the understanding that they do not need to have much but what they have is enough,” said Mkungela.

“We would like to urge people to come to us with their unused uniform so that we can improve the learning experience for children in Khayelitsha.

I have also donated mine since I matriculated in 2014 and I know it is a good feeling to go to school with full uniform.

It gives you confidence and its also sad to see a child wearing a worn shoe to school.

So we urge residents and people join with us, we have a Whatsapp group where people can see us donating this items,” he said.

Contact Mkungela on 0745037953 or Bongie Lize 0628140383.

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