Mayor leads international delegation to Macebo Primary

2015-08-13 06:00
The World Assembly of Muslim Youth delegation at a school in Umdoni.

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth delegation at a school in Umdoni. Photo: supplied

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UGU District Municipality Mayor, Councillor Ntombifikile Gumede led an international delegation of World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) on a social responsibility programme to the highly disadvantaged Macebo Junior Primary School in Umdoni Municipality on Tuesday, 4 August.

The school visit was part of the mayor’s ongoing programme of reaching out and assisting underprivileged schools within the district.

The World Assembly of Muslim Youth delegation comprised Muslim youth from 28 countries that are in our district for their international youth conference which is the first of its kind to be held in the country, and most notably, in our district.

The delegation was taken around Macebo Primary and they planted trees and cleaned some areas­ at the school. After being introduced to the plight of the school, the delegation committed to providing assistance in various challenges that were raised by the school.

The mayor briefly addressed the delegation’s executive, emphasising on the importance of Macebo Junior Primary School receiving infrastructure assistance. “We have learnt that the pupils exceed the existing infrastructure and this requires urgent intervention. In our quest as a district municipality to forge fruitful partnerships with international stakeholders, we felt it would be ideal to allow this delegation to visit the school and witness the source of our request.”

The district municipality is in the process of establishing permanent relationships with WAMY with the aim of sharing resources and expertise in dealing with our district’s triple challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality among the youth.

Ugu District Municipality is involved in various programmes to assist underprivileged children and ensure they have access to education, regardless of their social background. The municipality will continue to ensure that every school child receives the desired level of education without any obstacles irrespective of their socio-economic family background.

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