Gordhan praises enterprising pupils

2009-11-21 00:00

A GROUP of enterprising children from Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal who raised money for a school jungle gym by producing and selling jam to locals not only achieved their aim, but also attracted the attention and praise of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan this week.

Gordhan was the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in Durban on Thursday night.

The Soul Buddyz Club in Empangeni raised money for play equipment at Ntuthuko Primary School in Melmoth by making their own jam and selling sweets.

The Soul City Institute has incorporated the Action for Children initiative, which rewards school projects and local fundraising activities by matching their money raised rand for rand.

The first grant was made to the Ntuthuko Primary School Soul Buddyz Club.

Gordhan said the enterprising spirit of South Africans is the key to the future growth of the economy.

He said the economy must be structured differently in future, adding that enterprise development will ensure that there will be less reliance on the state.

Business people in KZN were asked to support children through the Action for Children initiative at the fundraising dinner.


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