New shoes, bright futures for kids

2016-04-12 06:00
Pupils from Downeville Primary received new school shoes as a donation from the School Shoes Project being run at four schools in Manenberg.

Pupils from Downeville Primary received new school shoes as a donation from the School Shoes Project being run at four schools in Manenberg.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pupils of Downeville Primary are walking on sunshine after 100 pairs of shoes were donated to the school on Monday.

Companies and organisations made this possible and three other schools will also be benefiting from this project.

Sebastian Haricombe of the School Shoes Project, together with the International Peace Youth Group, have been running the project for just over four years and were delighted to do a handover at the Manenberg school.

Haricombe, who also hails from Manenberg and an ex-gangster, initiated the project to “bring light and encourage the youth of Manenberg”.

“We managed to raise R19 000 from donations received from various companies such as Joey Steel Company, Cool Bananas, Koeberg Fisheries and Cape Auto Electric. I just want to thank these companies and individuals for donating to the cause,” Haricombe says.

He says he was able to purchase 240 pairs of shoes which will be distributed among Downeville Primary, Sonderend Primary, Edendale Primary and Manenberg Primary over the next few weeks.

Principal of Downeville Primary, Edmond Treu, says he was first introduced to Haricombe three years ago and they both hold a passion for the pupils of the area.

“We have one common goal among ourselves and that is to bring light into the lives of these children. We are so happy for the efforts of Haricombe and his team to sponsor our school in the way that he did,” Treu says.

He further says that he applauds the work of Haricombe and his efforts to bring the youth of Manenberg out of their circumstances by encouraging a positive future for all of them. “It is really a beautiful thing to see and we are so grateful for it. To know that out of mud, a lily can grow sends a message to the youth of Manenberg,’ he says. V If you would like to donate to the School Shoes Project, contact Sebastian Haricombe on 060 708 7731.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.