Mayor gives Bashise Primary pupils uniforms

2015-06-11 06:00
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Ugu District Municipality mayor Ntombifikile Gumede with Bashise Primary pupils.

Photo: supplied Ugu District Municipality mayor Ntombifikile Gumede with Bashise Primary pupils.

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UGU District Municipality mayor Ntombifikile Gumede visited Bashise Primary on 5 June. This visit was part of the mayor’s ongoing programme of assisting underprivileged pupils with uniforms.

The mayor was well received by the principal Nkosimayithanda Mzotho and a representative from the school governing body. The mayor handed out uniforms, jerseys and shoes to identified school children. “Our president mandated all spheres of government not to allow situations­ where a child is denied education­ regardless of any circumstance. “Our aim as Ugu District Municipality is to ensure that we take care of the little details of a child’s life that has the potential of keeping them away from school,” said the mayor.

The Office of the Mayor recently started the “Dress a School Child Campaign” to assist underprivileged children in the district. Gumede said this campaign is in response to the president’s plea and for it to be a continuous project that has a tangible impact in our district. The municipality also requests key stakeholders to also contribute towards this noble cause through the Office of the Mayor.

Research has shown that the declining pass rate in our district is perpetuated by a high percentage of pupil drop-outs who are unable to take care of their schools needs. Ugu District Municipality is giving a helping hand to ensure underprivileged children have access to education regardless of the state of lives.

The municipality will continue to ensure that every school child receives the desired level of education without any hindrance, irrespective of their socio-economic family backgrounds.

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