School bus campaign pressed for time

2019-03-19 06:00

Muhammadeyah Primary School in Wynberg is pressed for time to raise funds for its school bus campaign.

This was revealed shortly after the campaign convener, Igshaan Isaacs returned to the school from his leave. He sustained injuries after he was knocked down while cycling towards Kenilworth Centre from Lansdowne on Friday 8 February. Isaacs is a key role-player in the bus campaign in which the school is appealing for funding and has one of its teachers, Garlen Fredericks running various initiatives. Its aim was to mark the school’s 90th celebration this year, and they wanted to buy a new bus as a remembrance. The school has more than 700 learners, most of whom are involved in various sporting codes and the bus would assist in transporting learners to and from sporting events and other extracurricular activities.

Yet with Isaacs being booked off for three weeks the processes were delayed. He suffered five broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a right broken collarbone. “I missed deadlines, but I am trying to catch up with everything.

We are working on finding sponsorships to come on board and we are now pressed for time,” says Isaacs. He says so far, they only got Two-Oceans Marathon supporting them. It allowed them to sell their tickets and invest the proceeds towards the bus campaign.

Isaacs appeals to the public for support. Since the beginning of the campaign early last year, the school has raised R30 000 of the targeted R400 000.

This is despite their runner Fredericks having participated in many prevalent races including Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, the West Coast Marathon, the Comrades Ultra Marathon, the Cape Town 100km Ultra Marathon, the Mandela Day Marathon, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, the PetroSA Marathon, the Voet van Afrika Marathon, the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon and the Winelands Marathon. Meanwhile, Fredericks says he is still hopeful as there are two more races to run.

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