Books donated in a flash by staff

2016-06-23 06:00
 Flash staff members as well as school staff with the learners of Thembalethu School for the disabled.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Flash staff members as well as school staff with the learners of Thembalethu School for the disabled. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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To commemorate the youth of June 16 1976, Flash Call Centre staff donated much needed stationery to the learners of Thembalethu’s School for the disabled on Tuesday.

The team of 19 handed over stationery to about 202 learners, ranging from grade R to nine.

According to Flash’s Kabelo Tserane, the group decided on the stationary as education was important.

“We decided on this school as the children here were in a desperate need of this material. For us this is the best way to celebrate the achievements of the June 16 youth,” said Tserane said.

Tserane said that the stationery was important as a tool of learning. This sentiment was shared by the school principal, Barnard Pather.

“This may seem like a small donation but it is very significant for our learners as most of them come from disadvantage backgrounds.

Others come all the way from the rural areas or poor household where there is no money for simple things such as stationary.

This will go a long way towards helping with the children’s learning progress,” said Pather.

Pather said that the donation came at the right time as they were struggling to receive donations.
“With the economy not doing so well, there have been less and less companies coming to make donations to our school.

So we really needed this donation and it really means the world to us,” he concluded.

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