Computers, shoes, for Transkei schools

2011-01-28 18:30
East London - Fifty computers have been handed to Transkei schools, and 600 pairs of school shoes are on their way to underprivileged pupils in the region, thanks to the activities of a charitable foundation.

The Sizwe Kupelo Foundation, established at the end of last year, said on Friday that the computers, sponsored by an information technology company, were distributed to 10 schools for use in administration.

It said that at many rural schools, staff often had to take a day off lessons to collect or deliver documents at district or circuit offices of the department of education.

The computers came with fax-to-email facilities and internet connections, as well as printers, antivirus packages and training for the teachers who were going to use them.

The foundation said the shoes, also donated, would be distributed to poor pupils at various schools.

A Johannesburg-based uniform supplier had donated 23 full school uniforms, which had gone to underprivileged children in the Libode district.

The same technology company had, through the foundation, provided a R20 000 bursary for an aspiring mechatronics student, Axolile Ntinini, who matriculated last year and would otherwise have had no chance of pursuing his studies at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Ntinini, 20, came from a rural home in the Port St Johns area, where his father was paralysed and he and several other children lived off their grandmother's pension.

When he had completed his studies, he was guaranteed an internship at the IT company.

Another R20 000 would likely be divided between seven would-be university students to enable them to pay registration fees.
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