Group ploughs back

2015-06-17 06:00
MEMBERS of the society with some of the learners who benefitted from the donation.
Photo: Portia Itumeleng

MEMBERS of the society with some of the learners who benefitted from the donation. Photo: Portia Itumeleng

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MEMBERS of the Windhoek Society have made winter

more bearable for some learners of the Francis Mohapanele Primary School in Delport. School shoes were donated to these learners.

The Windhoek Society is a local group started in 2008 by a group of men who used to meet under the trees every weekend and enjoy potjiekos and play raga bolo (a soccer game).

Chigo Kgakgane, one of the members, says the society has five active executive committee members.

According to the chairperson, Ivan Baranye, the fact that they do not have a sponsor did not hamper them in achieving their main purpose of helping those who cannot afford shoes.

For them, the donation was a way of giving back to the community.

“We are products of this school, that is why we have come to the school and extended a helping hand, as we want to see children coming to school every day,” said Baranye.

“We have not received any sponsorship.

“The society members used their own money and bought the school shoes for the children.”

Teko Olifant, principal, said since 1996 the school had been struggling to help disadvantaged children by providing them with uniforms.

Olifant thanked the parents who attended the handover for continuing to take inititave in helping and supporting the children

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