NGO donates school uniforms to pupils in need

2019-06-19 06:01
Pupils from Ophathe Primary School with their new sport kit.

Pupils from Ophathe Primary School with their new sport kit.

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Actionaid South Africa is a non-profit organisation working with poor communities to help them realise their rights and enjoy a life of dignity.

School uniforms help to foster a sense of group belonging and school pride. Uniforms build pupils’ self-regard by removing the disturbance of fashion affordability. This eliminates unnecessary pressure that parents might find themselves under where they might have to buy expensive clothes for their children to wear at school.

A child’s character can be built through sport, which can also improve the mental acuity of the child. The sharpness of the mind can be determined through memory, concentration, understanding and focus and all these components can be recognised in a child playing sport.

In promoting a sense of confidence, unity and friendliness among pupils, Actionaid South Africa has sponsored six schools in Umvoti with school uniforms and sports gear. Among those schools is Khulekani and Ophathe Primary.

Nyameka Mbhono from Actionaid South Africa said: “The quality and best skills of team spirit, leadership, sharing and perseverance are learnt in sports. Sports give learners time to relax and reduce pressure and stress that they get from the classroom.”

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