Moms give shoes to learners

2015-09-23 06:00
SEED OF LIFE INVESTMENT donated shoes at the Isago Primary School in Galeshewe. The members are pictured with the learners who benefitted from the donation.
Boipelo Mere

SEED OF LIFE INVESTMENT donated shoes at the Isago Primary School in Galeshewe. The members are pictured with the learners who benefitted from the donation. Photo: Boipelo Mere

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IT was heart-warming for Clifford Louw, deputy principal of the Isago Primary School, to see little hands accepting their boxes of new school shoes from Seed of Life Investments, on Wednesday (16/09).

Seed of Life Investments, who are mothers and grandmothers to the nation extended a helping hand and reached out to the learners. It is based in the Northern Cape and was launched in December 2014.

Through their outreach programme, they managed to put shoes on the feet of at least 30 learners from poor backgrounds.

The Seed of Life Investment company is 100% black female-owned with up to 600 shareholders over the province.

It was launched by women in December 2014 under the name Kganya ya Bomme.

They had to change their trading name due to the existence of the same name for another company.

They later opted for the name Seed of Life.

The launch was graced by the presence of the deputy minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant.

Oliphant described the launch as the first of its kind whereby women gathered with one vision with a view to eradicating poverty within their communities.

According to the members, the company consists of 12 departments, each one of them tasked with keeping tabs on business opportunities available around the province.

The donations to the school did not come from the company’s coffers, but from contributions made by the members themselves after the company had identified the need at the school.

The company further revealed that they identified the school after thorough research to see where they could assist.

“We have the responsibility to change the lives of disadvantaged people in our community and eradicating poverty as women.

“That is why our 12 departments came up with the initiative to contribute to this programme,” added Lahlu Mabula, the deputy chairperson of Seed of Life.

The school principal thanked the members from the depth of his heart for their donation and said it would make a huge difference in the children’s lives.

“This donation will go a long way in the learners’ lives as they will not feel left out and this will help them concentrate better in the classroom.

“It will certainly give their confidence a boost as far as their school work is concerned,” he added.

He said that the school invited the parents of the learners to come and share the joy of the handover.

From there the members proceeded to Letshego Primary School where they donated educational toys to gr. R learners.

These toys are meant to stimulate the children, thus helping in their cognitive development

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