Mr President, you've got mail! Grade 2 pupils voice their appreciation in cute letters

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The kids are alright.
The kids are alright.

Grade 2 teacher, Atiyyah Areff, at Emmarentia Primary School was so taken aback by the sweet letters her pupils wrote for an assignment; she felt compelled to share them with her fellow South Africans.

"As part of our lockdown homework assignment, we've asked learners to write a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa to thank him for keeping us safe during this time," she told Parent24 in an email, adding that she hopes that the country "finds them as inspirational and heartwarming as we do."

From promising to keep their hands clean, to asking the president to please put his mask on when he talks to us on TV, here's a look at their adorable letters.


"When this is over maybe you can join me for some tea and cake. I am sure you will need it!"


"Thank you for doing your best..."


"I will listen and wash my hands with soap and water."


"Mr Ramaposa you are the best presdent in the wold. Please keep your self safe to."


"I am happy but bored. For the past few days, I've been going crazy."


"Thank you for not giving us loadshedding"


"I hope that you find a cure for the coronaviris soon so I can go to school."

Well said, kids. Well said! 

Take a look at our #ChildrensVoices series to hear what teens are experiencing. 

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