Funding transforms children’s lives

2018-05-23 06:01
Shandor Potgieter and Drene du Plessis of Engen Libra with the learners of the Tjhabelang Primary School.Photo: Supplied

Shandor Potgieter and Drene du Plessis of Engen Libra with the learners of the Tjhabelang Primary School.Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Tjhabelang Primary School in the farming hub of Bainsvlei near Bloemfontein has received a short in the arm in help in funding to sustain the learners’ education.

Engen Libra Motors, in line with its corporate social investment policy, has committed a sponsorship worth R60 000 towards daily transport for the 125 learners enrolled at the school.

This is in addition to essential donations that include clothes and food.

The energy company isinvolved as one of the partners who is committed to positively improving the well-being of the learners.

“It costs around R35 000 a year to educate one learner at the school, so they really need all the help they can get,” said Drene du Plessis of Engen Libra.

“In addition, as part of the community partnership programme, Engen donated an additional R5 000 to the school. We also started a forecourt collection campaign in November last year through which customers donate R2 to their basket.

“This money is then dona­ted to the school and, to date, R2 500 has been raised. Through this project, we help to transform child­ren’s lives,” she said.

“The most amazing thing is that the entire community pulls together and contri­butes in any which they can, which is very positive and uplifting.”

The company works closely with Shandor Potgieter, project manager of the school and presenter at the OFM radio station.

Potgieter has been involved for over 11 years.

“We are so grateful for their incredible support. I believe that giving back to the local community is the right thing to do,” said Potgieter.

“We are conscious of our need to build and maintain a credible profile as a responsible corporate citizen,” said Adhila Hamdulay, Engen’s corporate social investment manager.

“We are therefore committed to conducting business in a manner that uplifts the economic, social and environmental needs of the communities in which we operate.”

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

HSE Manager

Cape Town
Tumaini Consulting
R550 000.00 - R650 000.00 Per Year

SQL Reporter

Cape Town
Communicate Cape Town IT
R10 000.00 - R12 000.00 Per Month

Cluster Financial Manager

Cape Town
Network Finance
R950 000.00 - R1 000 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.