Gifts help learners

2016-09-21 06:00
A GROUP of 30 learners from less fortunate backgrounds at the Lekhulong Secondary School beamed with smiles on receiving a generous gift of brand new shoes donated by Mokgobo Sebudi and Pule Khunong. With the donors are from the left, front: Moektsi Sondela, Tumelo Nkone and Nyakallo Mocheli; second row: Kenalemang Selokonna, Tseleng Maku, Lebogang Nkgopedi (deputy principal), Sebudi, Khunong, Joyce Pompie (educator and project coordinator) and Mathapelo Moshou.                Photo: Teboho Setena

A GROUP of 30 learners from less fortunate backgrounds at the Lekhulong Secondary School beamed with smiles on receiving a generous gift of brand new shoes donated by Mokgobo Sebudi and Pule Khunong. With the donors are from the left, front: Moektsi Sondela, Tumelo Nkone and Nyakallo Mocheli; second row: Kenalemang Selokonna, Tseleng Maku, Lebogang Nkgopedi (deputy principal), Sebudi, Khunong, Joyce Pompie (educator and project coordinator) and Mathapelo Moshou. Photo: Teboho Setena

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THE plight of less fortunate learners needing shoes at the Lekhulong Secondary School in Bloemfontein is more than meets the eye.

Joyce Pompie, educator and project coordinator at Lekhulong, said the plight of these learners was complex. She was speaking against the backdrop of a donation of shoes to a group of needy learners.

The donation of shoes plus socks was a generous gesture by Mokgobo Oupa Sebudi, a financial advisor, and Pule Khunong, who teamed-up with a “mystery donor”, a teacher, who asked not to be identified.

These items were handed over to beneficiaries on 7 September at the school – giving them a sense of pride. The beneficiaries were learners from gr. 8 to gr. 11.

Pompie said the recipients were just a small number of learners facing real hardship. She said the plight of learners from less fortunate backgrounds was difficult for people to understand. She said learners needing shoes was aggravated by other factors, such as having to walk long distances to school and back home and missing out on classes.

“These learners walk long distances daily, two hours or more and arrive late at school.

“This affects their performance and some even fail to progress to the next grade. What is encouraging, though, is their persistence and courage to come to school despite their challenges,” said Pompie.

Sebudi said the decision to donate shoes and socks was taken after much thought and consultation with the “mystery donor”.

“Upon noticing the plight of less fortunate learners who have no decent shoes, the educator asked us to join hands in giving something back to this school. We then decided to help the needy learners,” said Sebudi.

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