Delta hosts pink drive

2015-08-04 06:00

In celebration of Women’s Month a remodelled school building in Cafda Estate is opening its doors to the community.

Delta Primary School is hosting a pink drive in the school hall on Saturday to honour women in the community and raise funds at the same time.

The pink drive is a joint venture between the school and the South Africa Society of Hope, a non-profit organisation which has adopted the no-fee school.

School principal Hilton Palanyandi says:“We invite everyone to support our initiative to bring their whole family to be entertained by various talented people, including well-known actors and singers.”

Palanyandi says they are also hosting the event in an effort to connect community members.

“We want parents to meet one another, children to play and everyone to have a good day in celebration of the new school and Women’s Month,” he says.

He says the funds raised at the event will be used to help the school where it is needed.

“We are a no-fee school and we need to raise funds to be able to do things, set up programmes and entertain the children,” he says.

One of the reasons why they are raising funds is to send the Grade 7 pupils on a camp at the end of the year.

The Grade 7 pupils will have various food stalls at the event – selling their products there will raise funds to go towards their camping trip.

Palanyandi says the entry cost for children is R5, R20 donation and R40 for adults.

“We urge everyone to join us and make this a day to remember,” he says.


According to Palanyandi Delta Primary was established in 1963.

Pupils are primarily drawn from Cafda, Steenberg, Retreat, Lavender Hill, Capricorn, Montagu Village and Overcome Heights.

“Unemployment and poverty levels are high in the community and it was a challenge for the school to manage the day-to-day running of the school. Delta Primary is synonymous with sports and cultural events and the school still offers an array of extramural activities,” he says.

New schoolThe school underwent a complete remodelling in 2013, including getting a modern Grade R department with infrastructure specifically suited for Grade R pupils. The new premises were officially handed over in October last year.

“Presently we have 932 pupils in Grades R to 7. In 2013 the school was declared a no-fee school,” Palanyandi says

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