Verulam pupils get ‘cheery’ packs

2015-11-19 06:00
Everest Heights Primary pupils with their vanity packs with teachers and members of Feedy Needy and Gift of the Givers. Photo: Darshan Rangai

Everest Heights Primary pupils with their vanity packs with teachers and members of Feedy Needy and Gift of the Givers. Photo: Darshan Rangai

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FEEDY Needy and Gift of the Givers recently visited Everest Heights Primary School in Verulam to distribute vanity packs to pupils and detergents for the school.

The event was part of a drive by the organisation to render assistance at needy schools in the north and bring joy to destitute pupils.

Feedy Needy PRO, Reena Rampersad said they aimed to bring relief and promote development at the school which is in need of assistance due to the underprivileged background many of the pupils come from.

“We partnered with Gift of the Givers to provide pupils with vanity packs to encourage them and cheer them up,” said Rampersad.

In total the school was provided with over 1000 vanity packs valued at close to R500 each and comprised of toiletries and household items.

The aid provided is to continue as the organisation intends to assist the school with its feeding scheme to ensure pupils don’t go hungry.

“It is really difficult on some of the children because they are going to school hungry and don’t have lunch. If they don’t eat they are going to go to class hungry and they will not cope with their school work,” said Rampersad. “Our organisation sees education as the key to breaking the battle on poverty and this is why we are looking to aid them.”

School principal, Krishan Sarjoo said they look forward to the partnership and positive effect it will have in the lives of the pupils.

“We want to thank Feedy Needy and Gift of the Givers for adopting our school as we have a majority of indigent pupils,” said Sarjoo.
“The packs have brought smiles to our pupils and the detergents will help ensure we have a healthy environment that’s conducive to teaching and learning.”

Feedy Needy events co-ordinator, Prathna Simmadurai said: “It breaks our heart as we, as an organisation, have perceived that some children go to bed hungry. An initiative and an outreach such as these distributions are just a small start to what we at Feedy Needy aim to do.”

Other schools who were also assisted in this drive include S. Dass, VN Naik and AM Moola Spes Nova.

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