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2016-07-05 06:00
Learners at Koeberg Primary in Maitland celebrate being part of the Mandela Day initiative at the school.

Learners at Koeberg Primary in Maitland celebrate being part of the Mandela Day initiative at the school.

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Koeberg Primary in Maitland has its priorities in place when it comes to celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Before school closed for the holidays they hosted a Mandela Day initiative in preparation for the event on 18 July.

Hadleigh Abrahams, a teacher at the school, coordinated the event and points out that living in South Africa, they are so aware of those around who have significantly less than others.

“Teaching at Koeberg Primary, we see children like this pass through our school over the years,” he says.

“Being South African means carrying on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and each of us has a responsibility to continue this as the Mandela initiative.

“This led us to start a campaign where we asked the parents of the children attending Koeberg to donate non-perishable food and clothing.”

Abrahams went on to explain that the Koeberg parents were so generous in their donations that they were able to compile 15 bags of clothing and non-perishable food.

“A grandparent of a child who attended Koeberg in the past, even donated an entire bag of scarves, perfectly timed for the winter season,” he says.

“After all of these donations were received we handed out the bags and all the scarves to more than 15 underprivileged children.

“We are so grateful to all the parents who donated in the community; this would not have been possible without your continued support! We look forward to working together in the future to build up our community and make it a better place for our children.”

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