FCB student help shod learners

2017-08-03 06:02
More than 60 kids at Sobambisana received shoes as False Bay College students opened their hearts. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

More than 60 kids at Sobambisana received shoes as False Bay College students opened their hearts. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Christmas came early for learners at Sobambisana Primary School as students from False Bay College(FBC) Khayelitsha campus donating more than 60 pairs of shoes.

On Monday a handover event took place at the school in Victoria Mxenge Street in Khayelitsha where each young learner received a pair.

According to FBC SRC chairwoman Phindiwe Mbola this was a result of them coming from the same background as the learners.

“Its part of the SRC’s campaign to put shoes in every learner’s feet as much as we can.”.

“We recognised that we are very familiar with the challenges that these young children face. This is why we have made it our mission to support them because there really is a need for such donations,” she said.

FBC Deputy CEO Karin Hendricks said that they were proud of their student leaders who initiated such a campaign.

“It is great to see out leaders taking a call to action to improve the life of others. We hope that this will be a motivation to the youngsters in particular because these leaders come from the same areas.

We hope that they will grow and also became our learners and do the same,” she said.

Hendricks said that this was not just a once off thing as the institution and the school already has a working relationship.

“We already have a working relationship where we have trained some of the educators as well as finance officers. With the young children we also looking into working together to improve things such as the library, among others,” she said.

School principal Mvuyisi Damba said:

“We are very happy that our children will now have shoes, because most don’t have them. There are still more without shoes and uniform. I want to thank them(FCB) for thinking about our school when they had this idea,” he said.

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