NPO donates new shoes to kids

2019-08-01 06:00
Sakumlandela Primary School principal with learners who received new school shoes.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

Sakumlandela Primary School principal with learners who received new school shoes.PHOTO: SIYABONGA KALIPA

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About 40 learners from Sakumlandela Primary School in Khayelitsha went home with big smiles on Friday 26 July.

The learners each received a new pair of shoes and school socks from a good Samaritan, Meleta 4 Children, a non-profit organisation (NPO) that works closely with the schools.

The NPO tutors Maths and English at various schools to boost learners’s academic performance.

A mother of one of the learners, Busisiwe Jani said she is very happy that her child has new school shoes.

“My child refused to wear tekkies to school and would wear her old and torn school shoes every day,” said Jani.

She said she is unemployed and did not know where she will get her child new school shoes.

Jani said she is grateful to the school for doing what they did for their children.

School principal Makhosandile Dyum said they chose 40 learner who needed the shoes most.

He said they are hoping to give to more learners if get extra sponsors.

“This is very important for our learners because they will now be confident in themselves which is always good,” he said.

Percy Williamson of the NPO said they have been working with the school for two years and that they decided to get 40 pairs of school shoes to the less fortunate learners.

Williamson said they would like to work with more schools from Khayelitsha and other areas where there is a need.

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