Mfuleni group donates shoes, shirts and socks

2019-02-21 06:00
Educator Bukelwa Bunu-Nqina, and the group’s organiser, Tania Mnyatheli(extreme right, standing), and the learners showing off their new shoes       PHOTO: supplied

Educator Bukelwa Bunu-Nqina, and the group’s organiser, Tania Mnyatheli(extreme right, standing), and the learners showing off their new shoes PHOTO: supplied

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Learners and staff members at Mfuleni Primary were on cloud nine on Thursday after a group of friends from the area donated shoes, shirts and socks to the lot.

Sixty-one pairs of shoes, five shirts and four pairs of socks were given to the learners on the day.

Tania Mnyatheli, a spokesperson for the group, who preferred to remain anonymous, said it was done in the name of encouraging the learners to stay at school.

“Our aim is to uplift and plough back into the community.

“this is the first time doing something like this. We work with educators to identify needy learners ... Last year we assisted a matric learner at Leiden High School in Delft with her Matric farewell and also donated a shoe box for children at Masigcine Orphanage Home in Mfuleni.”

Mnyatheli said the group, established in 2018, comprised of 27 members who decided to come together and assist needy learners in their area.

They go around asking donations from the community business people in order to fulfil make the presents a reality.

“Some of the stuff comes out of our own pockets just to make things happen. We urged people to assist where they can,” said Mnyatheli.

Bulelwa Bunu- Nqina, a coordinator and educator at the school, expressed their gratitude and appealed to other organizations to come on board.

“The little that they receive today will make a difference. It will also boost their self-esteem to be able to focus on their studies,” said Nqina.

She said the majority of learners at the school are coming from disadvantaged families.

“Many learners stay with their grandparents and survive on child grants.

They can’t afford all school needs, and for their families, these gifts mean a lot to them,” she said.

For Ingathi Mzoboshe,11, a learner in Grade 5, a pair of shoes and socks was the ultimate in happiness, knowing that his grandmother couldn’t afford new shoes.

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