Former teacher ploughs back

2017-03-09 06:00
Bukelwa Mayongo, donated uniform to learners at her former school, Faku Primary, i Lower Crossroads, on Tuesday.PHOTOS: mBONGISENI maseko

Bukelwa Mayongo, donated uniform to learners at her former school, Faku Primary, i Lower Crossroads, on Tuesday.PHOTOS: mBONGISENI maseko

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A former teacher who turned entrepreneur donated uniform to learners at Fezeka Primary School as a way of appreciation for giving her an opportunity to teach, in Lower Crossroads, on Tuesday.

Bukelwa Mayongo’s donation included shoes, trousers, skirts, socks and shirts to 47 learners.

Mayongo also cooked and shared lunch with the learners, parents and teachers on the day.

She said that was the way of thanking the school for making her the person she is today.

“I am a businesswoman today because the school gave me an opportunity to teach here. All I have, I got it through the school. I decided to donate the school uniform as a way of appreciation to the school. This is not the last donation that I am planning to make. I will donate to other schools and crèches as well,” Mayongo said.

Mayongo is the founder of Masimanyane Financial Services(MFS) and Property Iivestments(PI).

School Principal Maureen Figlan, said they selected learners according to their needs.

“We chose the learners whose situation is the worst of the worst. We have a huge demand for donation for school uniform here. The donation will make them to be in the same level with other learners.

We would like to thank her for that,” Figlan said.

Figlan also said Mayongo first wanted to donate laptops to the teachers, but she then changed her mind after she realised that children are the most in need.

Thumeka Ntwanambi, a parent, said the donation will make a big difference in the learner’s lives.

“We feel very happy, because it is going to make a huge difference in their lives. I am here for two children for my cousin who abandoned them last year,” Ntwanambi said.

Lorain Masalisa, also a parent, said she was “very happy” to that her child, Simthandile Masalisa, received the donation.

Masalisa said she is a single parent and that her father does not pay maintenance for the child.

Gorge Sakhiwo, chairperson for School Governing Body (SGB), also thanked Mayongo for the donation.

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