Gift of school goodies

2018-02-01 06:00
Pupils from Andile primary and staff from Flash Mobile Vending during the handover. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Pupils from Andile primary and staff from Flash Mobile Vending during the handover. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Andile Primary School learners were flashing big smiles on Wednesday when a telecoms company donated much needed items to more than 80 kids.

Flash Mobile Vending Company together with the Mdingi family from Gugulethu made this mission a possibility and just at the right time.

Feziwe Mxutu from Flash said that the donation was just in time as the learners badly needed the items.

“We are here today to give these youngsters shoes, socks and stationery for their studies. When the idea was proposed to us we realised that it was in line with our programs of giving back to the community,” she said.

Mxutu said that the donation will boost the morale of the youngsters and bring a bounce to their step.

“We hope that it will boost their confidence, give them a reason to come to school and have a positive impact on their studies.

The children were identified by the school depending on how badly they needed the shoes and the stationery,” she said.

Priscilla Mdingi said she spoke with Flash after seeing the state of some of the children’s uniform when she comes to sell at the school.

“I sell chicken and I noticed that there are children from poor households that do not have school shoes.

I was happy that when I spoke to Flash about this they responded positively and we can help these young children,” she said.

Mdingi said that unemployment was rife in the area and that it was evident in the school attire of the young children.

Deputy principal at the school, Lolo Msiza, shared Mdingi’s sentiment regarding the struggles of parents.

“We have a big problem of unemployment in this community. We are a no fee school but there is still a lot needed from parents.

Another problem is that the parents of these pupils are young and leave them with their grandparents who suffer in return,” she said. Msiza called on other good Samaritans to come forward.


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