Hair stylist’s shoes bring a smile

2015-06-04 06:01
Philiswa Mqokeli, Phumza Tshazi, teacher, Thandiwe Tyeka, Sbu Zulu of Sbu’s Hair Salon, Nobulumko Duma and some of the learners who received the shoes, at Bulumko High School, Khayelitsha, on Wednesday.

PHOTO: 
Mbongiseni Maseko

Philiswa Mqokeli, Phumza Tshazi, teacher, Thandiwe Tyeka, Sbu Zulu of Sbu’s Hair Salon, Nobulumko Duma and some of the learners who received the shoes, at Bulumko High School, Khayelitsha, on Wednesday. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Bulumko High School learners are on cloud nine after receiving a pair of shoes each from the benevolent owner of a hair salon in Khayelitsha.

Sbu Zulu, 28, of Sbu’s Hair Salon which is based at the Mitchell’s Plain Station Plaza, has donated 50 pairs of shoes to the needy at the school.

Zulu said he knows first hand the pain of growing up in a disadvantaged background as he became an orphan at an early age in his young life.

“I grew up suffering and I had no parents. I had to drop out of school because of that.

You must make use of the opportunity of studying that you get and stop being involved in bad activities that will lead you to jail.

Do not do drugs like tik thinking that you are clever, because tik is cleverer than you.

You must listen(to parents and teachers) and not lose focus. I came here because I love you,” Zulu said.

His parents died in 1999 and he moved to the Mother City in 2009.

Zulu, who originates from Soweto in Gauteng province, said his life took a good change after he came to the city and started the salon.

He said the teachers from the school are some of the clients that are supporting his business which is why he chose the school.

Sanezo Tyuka, a Grade 10 learner and a beneficiary, said he really needed the new shoes.

“I am very happy with this gift of shoes, because mine were already worn out.

My parents could not afford to buy me a new pair as they are not employed,” Tyuka said.

Nomaphelo Batyashe, the deputy principal, said the donation will go a long way in helping the learners.

“I am very happy for the learners, because their shoes were very old and others did not have school shoes at all.

Some of the learners were forced to come to school wearing tekkies and some ended up being absent most of the time as result.

We want to thank Sbu for the donation.” It was revealed that at times, some teachers also had to dig into their pockets to help buy shoes for the learners.

Phumza Tshazi, a teacher at the school said despite the glaring levels of poverty, the school produced some of the best learners around, who have gone on to carve a namein tertiary institutions.

“Few of our learners drop out of school, notwithstanding the challenges they face.”

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