Couple donate shoes to needy pupils

2017-06-02 06:00
Photo: suppliedShoes that will be donated to pupils.

Photo: suppliedShoes that will be donated to pupils.

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PUPILS from poor families who have to travel long distances to get to school in Matatiele are to be the beneficiaries of new shoes donated by Sanele and Nobuhle Ndevu.
The handover of the shoes will take place in Mnyamaneni village in Matatiele today.

The couple started a “back-to-school” campaign this year and collected shoes from business people, companies and the Matatiele Local Municipality for disadvantaged pupils.

Sanele said many pupils from rural areas travel on foot to school and it is terrible to see them walking to school in winter without proper shoes.
In 2014 Sanele and Nobuhle started a business that designs T-shirts, caps, dresses, and hoods with “I Love Matat” on the an aim of promoting the town.

“I want the town to be known for doing good things. The people of Matatiele love what we make and wear them when they go to big cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

“This year, we decided to collect shoes from sponsors and received positive support. More than 50 pairs of shoes were collected, which will be handed to pupils at various school in Matatiele,” said Sanele.

He said they identified 10 schools in the area and from each school, five needy pupils will benefit.
Some of schools identified were Nyaniso SSS, Upper Sidakeni SPS, Luphindo SPS, Lower Lukholweni and Mathandela.

Sanele encouraged people to help poor families by donating groceries or school uniforms to the children.



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