Children and the elderly benefit

2015-07-29 06:00
WITH the learners are from the left the Sol Plaatje speaker, Mangaliso Matika, Zandile Modibedi (Tshiamo teacher), Zwelinjebe Mpampi (councillor), Boitumelo Moetsi (Reneilwe teacher), Matlakala Zaola (Montshiwa teacher) and Phuti Mocumi (Sol Plaatje

WITH the learners are from the left the Sol Plaatje speaker, Mangaliso Matika, Zandile Modibedi (Tshiamo teacher), Zwelinjebe Mpampi (councillor), Boitumelo Moetsi (Reneilwe teacher), Matlakala Zaola (Montshiwa teacher) and Phuti Mocumi (Sol Plaatje

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FRANK MOKUBUNG

(90) thanked Mangaliso Matika, the speaker of the Sol Plaatje Municipality, from the bottom of his heart for keeping his promise of not forgetting the elderly people that made him what he was.

Mokubung made the statement at the Gaasca Home on Thursday (23/07) when the speaker visited the centre to donate beanies, scarves and hats to keep residents here warm during the winter. He also had lunch with them.

“We really appreciate the gesture. It means you still remember that it is because of these elderly and disabled people that you are who you are today,” said Mokubung.

The elderly saw this gesture as an effort of the delegation to invite blessings into their lives.

Accompanied by some councillors, Matika used the ceremony to also donate school uniforms to ten learners of four disadvantaged primary schools around Galeshewe.

The identified schools, which the speaker’s office rated as the poorest, are the Montshiwa, Reneilwe, Sol Plaatje and Tshiamo Primary School.

Matika said that in celebrating Mandela Day, it was important that he reached out to the elderly and children.

“We all know that the elderly and children were close to Madiba’s heart.

“We must continue the struggle for better education as stated in the Freedom Charter,” said Matika.

He said that he could not see special occasions like these pass by without celebrating and observing with the relevant people, like the elderly people from the Gaasca and Seochoareng Homes in Galeshewe.

A teacher of one of the identified schools, Zandile Modibedi of the Tshiamo Primary School, appreciated the initiative and highlighted that there was a much bigger need for such donations at his school.

“We are one of the schools with the highest rates of poverty. We really appreciate these donations,” he said

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