A spring in learners’ steps

2018-06-05 06:00
Principal of WD Hendricks Primary School, Louzell Cooper, with the happy learners.

Principal of WD Hendricks Primary School, Louzell Cooper, with the happy learners.

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More than 400 learners in the Kensington area had something to smile about last week when they were each given a brand new pair of shoes.

The gift was made possible through the generosity of international shoe company, Elan Polo.

Play Sport4Life, a local non-profit organisation, was given the task of distributing the shoes to the grateful children.

Elan Polo manages several international brands, each representing the company’s product expertise in the performance sport, casual lifestyle, slippers, men’s fashion, and children’s categories.

The head of Play Sport4Life, Miles October, says distributing the shoes was one of the more heart-warming tasks his organisation has undertaken in the time it has been doing community work in the area.

“There are many families who are struggling in areas like Factreton and Windermere­.

“For them the priority is putting food on the table,” October says.

“Elan Polo’s gesture would be gratefully accepted because most shoes for school kids don’t come cheap and Elan Polo’s products are among the best available.”

The three schools chosen to receive the brand new shoes were Factreton Primary, WD Hendricks Primary and Windermere Primary.

“We at Play Sport4Life appreciate Elan Polo’s gesture. We fervently hope that other companies can follow their example, particularly in the winter months when the cold can be harsh for people in need,” October says.

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