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2018-04-06 06:01

DEPARTMENT of Correctional Services employees initiated a programme where school shoes were collected with the help of two non-profit organisations, Khulanathi and Bambanani Ma-Afrika.
The shoes were donated to pupils of Westlands Primary School on Tuesday.

The school outside Kokstad is a rural schools where most pupils travel long distances on foot to get to school.

Department of Correctional Services employee Mfuneko Mthi said the programme was initiated for pupils who had no choice but to wear old school shoes.

“I love education and I want pupils to look good at school.
Wearing new shoes at school can boost confidence,” said Mthi.

He said over 200 shoes were also donated to schools in Bizana and Ntabankulu last year.

“I am always disheartened when I see pupils going to school with old shoes,” said Khalipha Dumani, the co-founder of Khulanathi NPO.
According to school principal, Nonkululo Tambo, most pupils are from poor families that depend on social grants for living.

She thanked people who have donated shoes to the school.

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