Bikers open their hearts

2016-06-29 06:00
THE Big Fellas biker team with the beneficiaries and the teachers of the Motsheppuwa Intermediate School during the school uniform and shoe donation handover.  Photos: Tladi Moloi

THE Big Fellas biker team with the beneficiaries and the teachers of the Motsheppuwa Intermediate School during the school uniform and shoe donation handover. Photos: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. – As part of their social responsibility efforts, the Big Fellas biker team, which is based in the Thabo Mofutsanyana district, donated school uniforms and shoes to 112 learners of the Motsepuwa Intermediate School in Bohlokong on Friday (24/06).

The team arrived at the school on their bikes to hand over the donated items. They then proceeded to the Mphedi­seng Home Centre, were they donated clothes, blankets and groceries.

The Big Fellas biker team consists of 40 members, some of them coming from as far as Johannesburg.

Mohau Ntheli, the secretary general of the team, said they had identified a need at the school, hence they had decided to make the donation.

“As bikers, we believe we have a social responsibility. We realised that some of the learners did not have proper uniforms and some came to school without shoes. We discussed among ourselves how we could assist and that is why we are here today,” he said.

Ntheli said they would love to see every learner going to school with a full uniform, because they knew the importance of education.

“We once were school children and we know what it feels like to be in a class without a uniform.” He said they had decided on this school because it was a school with young learners.

This gesture was a way of sending a message that they were not only bikers, but that they cared about the community.

“Some of us are parents and government employees, but in the end, we are members of the community,” he said.

He said it was not the first time that they had donated to the community and they were looking forward to helping more.

“We have also donated groceries, clothes and blankets to the Mphidiseng Centre. We are not only doing it for schools, but also for other organisations,” Ntheli concluded.

Motebele Ramokhothoane of the Motsepuwa Intermediate School said they were overwhelmed by what Big Fellas had donated to the learners. “We are proud to be associated with people who care for the education of a black child,” he said.

Florence Khumalo, owner of Mphediseng, said she was happy with what the bikers had done for the organisation. “I wish God can bless them and we are proud of them because they showed us that they care,” she said.

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