School treats for kids

2016-10-18 06:00
 Learners of Prestwich Primary School were entertained recently by non-profit organisation Days of Hope, with each child also receiving a healthy meal.  PHOTO: Shannon Winter

Learners of Prestwich Primary School were entertained recently by non-profit organisation Days of Hope, with each child also receiving a healthy meal. PHOTO: Shannon Winter

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An initiative to feed hungry little tummies at Prestwich Primary School has been launched by non-profit organisation Days of Hope.

The school feeding initiative will help many of the learners at this school who travel – often on an empty stomach – in the early hours of the morning with their parents, who work in the city. They come from areas far outside the city and some have to get up as early as 04:30 to be at school on time.

On Friday, Days of Hope, in partnership with Ladles of Love, provided an entertaining show featuring rap, dance and magic. Each of the over 700 children at the school received a snack to enjoy during the show, and then lunch and a drink.

This is the second school where Days of Hope has been launched. The first was Delta Primary School in Steenberg, where the organisation catered to over 900 learners.

The organisation’s mission is to transform and impact the lives of South African youth. The organisation’s workers begin by identifying schools where morale is low amongst the pupils and teachers, and work closely with them to address this issue. The Days of Hope team provides entertainment along with a healthy, hot meal.

The initiative aims to create a long-lasting, sustainable relationship with local schools that continue into the future.

Days of Hope works alongside M², a company providing mindfulness and movement in schools to bring calm and focus to students. It also aims to provide ongoing support and access to life-skills courses.

Days of Hope co-founder Paul Jones says: “We, along with our partners, are really excited and we hope that many, many more volunteers will join us in making a difference.”

V For more information contact Kate Haywood on 071 522 7467 or kate@ladles­of­

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