Luhlaza alumni bring back glory

2016-09-15 06:00

In their bid to shake up the school and elevate it to its former glory, Luhlaza High School alumni have come back to donate shoes, sanitary towels and money to the school.

it was smiles all around as they kept to their word to plough back to the community.

During the handover ceremony, the group of former learners encouraged the current crop to strive for academic success.

The alumni’s chairperson, Nandipha Mafiyana said that the group’s main objective was to support the school.

“This alumni was formed by concerned ex learners whose aim is to assist the current students to achieve high academic standards and support the school with infrastructure.

The idea of forming an alumnus has been on the cards for quite a long time but was only established this year,” said Mafiyana.

She explained that the group decided to donate shoes and sanitary towels as lack of either can hamper the learner progress.

“When a child does not have a tampon their self confidence and morale is severely hampered. I have also been in a situation where I had a torn shoe and it really is hard to focus on school work,” she said.

The group also took the opportunity to announce that they had raised R25000 to be donated for the school’s 30 year anniversary.

Mafiyana encouraged learners to join hands with the alumnus even though they are still in school because they will be taking over the baton in future.

“In the next years you will be former learners just like us and it is then important that you join us and work together for the development of your school,” she advised.

The school principal, Manono Makaphela had nothing but gratitude for the alumni and said that he was happy for the positive input from the group.

“The members of the alumni heeded the call for private entities and individuals to have an active role in support of education in our communities and we are grateful as the school. Our doors will always be open to people whose goals it is to improve our school,” he added.

Asanda Ndzala, a member of the school’s Governing Body, said they were very happy for the learners.

Mafiyana encourage local business to support such initiatives in order to make sure that such donations and support continues.

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