- Gift of the Givers has built new classrooms at Sir Lowry's Pass Primary School.
- The classrooms will accommodate 90 pupils.
- A food garden has also been installed to provide food security for the community.
Pupils at Sir Lowry's Pass Primary School in the Western Cape have started the third term of the school year with a R1 million investment in their education, in the form of three new classrooms.
Thanks to Gift of the Givers upgrades were carried out at the school.
"The Gift of the Givers building team has added three additional classrooms to accommodate 90 learners. The school is congested with 1 480 learners who are denied the use of the computer lab and storeroom with both being used as classrooms. The upgrade has been generously funded by Property24 at a cost of R1 million," Gift of the Givers founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said.
He said the school, which is situated in an area with a high unemployment rate and poverty, is also the recipient of a food garden sponsored by ENSafrica.
"The principal, educators and management exhibit deep caring, love and compassion towards these learners who come from very challenging social and economic circumstances," Sooliman added.
"The school has benefitted with the addition of a food garden, teaching learners to be self-sufficient in food security, a skill that can benefit the community as a whole given the huge hunger problem in South Africa," he said.
Gift of the Givers has supported the school often with bulk food, nutritionally enriched peanut paste, food parcels, school uniforms, shoes, reusable face masks and stationery.
The classrooms were opened on Monday as pupils returned to school for the start of the new term.
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