Joy as pupils get new school shoes

2015-11-04 06:00

THE Ugu District Municipality Mayor, Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede on Monday 26 October visited Macebo School accompanied­ by a delegation from the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) as part of the mayor’s outreach programme to needy schools in the district.

The partnership between the municipality and WAMY was extended to another level as the organisation donated more than 200 pairs of school shoes in the mayoral programme “Putting a shoe on” initiative.

In presenting the shoes to more than 200 Macebo School pupils, the mayor expressed her gratitude to WAMY and reiterated the municipality’s commitment of ensuring that all pupils receive education in a conducive environment. The school was also given a soccer kit for pupils to engage in extramural sporting activities.

Over and above the shoe donations, the municipality donated office furniture to the school to assist with the safe storage of educational material.

Gumede said she remains mindful that the school’s primary need is infrastructure expansion as pupils exceed the existing number of classrooms, however, the donation of shoes and furniture is the beginning of more to come.

“We as Ugu District Municipality have placed education at the apex of our priorities in moving our district forward.

“It is against this background that we assist disadvantaged schools within the district by ensuring we do everything possible to keep children in school.”

Gumede also emphasised how pleased she is with the level of commitment WAMY has shown to Macebo Junior Primary since their first visit in September.

“I am pleased to see such a quick response in addressing the school’s challenges and I am confident the newly formed partnership with WAMY will go a long way in assisting the district municipality to deal with its triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality.”

Ugu District Municipality will continue to ensure that every school child receives the desired level of education without any obstacle, irrespective of their socioeconomic and family background.

WORLD
ASSEMBLY OF
MUSLIM YOUTH, IN
PARTNERSHIP
WITH THE UGU
DISTRICT
MUNICIPALITY
DONATED MORE THAN 200 SCHOOL SHOES TO NEEDY PUPILS

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