School grateful

2017-08-09 06:00
The Lereko Secondary School’s management share in a moment to receive a donation from the Dutch Reformed Church (Free State). From the left are Johannes Twaisa (school governing body chairperson), Mokati Mokati (principal of Lereko), Rev. Barnard Steyn (Dutch Reformed Church) and Francina Kibinye (deputy principal). Photo: Teboho Setena

The Lereko Secondary School’s management share in a moment to receive a donation from the Dutch Reformed Church (Free State). From the left are Johannes Twaisa (school governing body chairperson), Mokati Mokati (principal of Lereko), Rev. Barnard Steyn (Dutch Reformed Church) and Francina Kibinye (deputy principal). Photo: Teboho Setena

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The Dutch Reformed Church in the Free State continued showing its goodwill, making another contribution towards the Lereko Secondary School in Bloemfontein. The church’s leadership, led by Rev. Barnard Steyn, presented a cheque to the value of R11 000 to the school on Friday (04/08) to the delight of the school’s management.

Mokati Mokati, Lereko’s principal, said the funds will go towards the budget to beef up security at the school.

“It is a worthy donation towards the intended project. Measures are in place to better security. We are short of R4 000 to start and complete the project to beef up security at the school. We are very grateful to the church and contribution, which has resulted in the school making great strides in matric results over the last five years,” said Mokati.

He said the church has contributed in funding Gr. 12 learners from less fortunate background over the years.

“This has resulted in the school achieving 93% in the 2016 matric results,” he said.

Mokati said through the initiative the church has alleviated several learners the burden of suffering and has given them hope to progress and achieve in life.

Steyn said the on-going support towards the school was possible mainly due to connections by people.

“Everything happens through connections in real life. It gives true perspective life, as well to come to the school. Think about your real life, children and God, it all happens through connections. It is a beautiful story to share with you, because it is about connections. It is enabling and gives life to others,” said Steyn.

This gesture in the form of money strengthens the relationship spanning over five years between the school and the church.

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