Twini pupils join helping hands for the animals in Cape Town

2018-02-21 06:00
Umbongotwini pupils with the water bottles that they are donating to the animals of Cape Town as Day Zero draws near.PHOTO: Supplied

Umbongotwini pupils with the water bottles that they are donating to the animals of Cape Town as Day Zero draws near.PHOTO: Supplied

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AS Day Zero nears for the city of Cape Town, countless charity organisations, both local and abroad, have been stretching out helping hands, from delivering water cans to the city to collecting bottles of water for the people of Cape Town, but not too many of these great initiatives have included animals.

Amanzimtoti’s very own Umbongotwini Primary School, together with the Amanzimtoti community and many surrounding businesses, have collected water specifically for the animals of Cape Town.

Each pupil takes a bottle of water to school whenever they can and it is kept in the hall, and the school’s estimate of collected water is 424 litres and still growing.

Kirsty Eustice, who is a part of the group that lead the initiative, said: “We decided, as a school, that we could not ignore the plight in Cape Town.

“The idea for our school to collect water was sparked by an initiative by local resident Pat McMillan.”

Eustice also said that the school has always tried to instil social awareness and community responsibility in their pupils.

“We support many organisations through our Character Transformation Drive at the school.

“This includes various underprivileged crèches and schools, Umsizi Monkey rescue, the SPCA, Jabulani Shoebox project and Cleaner Christmas,” she said.

“We also collected and were a collection point for the Knysna fire initiative,” added Eustice.

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