Shoes for pupils help keep Mandela legacy

2016-08-04 06:00
 A helping hand, as False Bay TVET College SRC member, Thando Mapayi helps gift recipient adorn her now shoes.

A helping hand, as False Bay TVET College SRC member, Thando Mapayi helps gift recipient adorn her now shoes.

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Inspired by the leagcy of Nelson Mandela, Mandisa Njozela, the Student Support and Development Officer and SRC of False Bay College in Khayelitsha, are trying their best to keep it alive by campaigning for every school-going child to possess a pair of shoes.

Based on the success of the previous year’s campaign, the campaign has netted over 100 pairs of school shoes and socks, which were donated to Injongo Primary School in the area.

Other funders included Solethu Energy, Bokwe Security and Old Mutual, which either donated the shoes in kind or cash donations.

The SRC identified Injongo Primary School as the recipient this year.

Mandisa Njozela said: “It is a challenge to choose just one school to help, as there are so many school children who need assistance.

Each year, we try to give more than the previous, hoping that we will be able to help more, because there is such a great need.

These children come from dire circumstances. We don’t want the lack of a pair of school shoes to be the reason they drop out of school.”

During a joyful occasion, individuals from the donating companies and the spomsors helped the young learners fit on their new shoes. The learners expressed their gratitude by singing choral songs, a drama and dance performance.

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