TSHESENG. – A non-governmental Organisation (NGO), the St Kizito Children’s Programme in Tsheseng, Qwaqwa, has assisted about 320 learners to cover their books since the re-opening of the schools.
And since then about 4 750 books have been covered.
Learners who benefited from the programme are the orphans and vulnerable children who were registered under the St Kizito Children’s Programme.
Sello Sedi, coordinator of St Kizito, said the initiation came after they had realised last year that most of the books were not covered.
“We were helping the children with homework after school and we found that most of the books were not covered because they could not afford cover paper,” he said.
He said the project was aimed at helping the needy and disadvantaged learners.
“We promise to do this every year, because we believe that some of the families would not have money to buy those covers, stickers and plastic covers,” he said.
Lerotha Moloi, a gr. 10 learner of the Phofung Secondary School, said he was happy to be one of the beneficiaries.
“The organisation has always helped us. For a couple of years my parents could not afford to buy covers for my books,” said the young man.