School hon­ours their lit­tle he­roes

Pair re­ceive Pick n Pay Hero award

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THE Ad­vance for Life Christian Academy re­cently honoured two pupils who re­ceived the Pick n Pay Hero Award for June and July.

Grade 6 pupil Nasiphi Betela and Lwazi Mashilo, who is in Grade 2, both ex­celled in the com­mu­nity up­lift­ment cat­e­gory.

As a spe­cial com­po­nent of the Pick n Pay Schools pro­gramme, the Pick n Pay Hero Award is ded­i­cated to recog­nis­ing ev­ery­day achieve­ments or heroic acts in South African schools.

Eleven-year-old Betela had an idea to make sand­wiches for the chil­dren who came to school with­out any. Af­ter dis­cussing it with her class teacher, the school adopted the idea and de­cided to make sand­wiches for chil­dren in need on a reg­u­lar ba­sis.

Due to lack of funds the ini­tia­tive slowed down, but staff mem­bers Tanya Fis­cher and Es­ther Wal­lis now sup­port the idea from their own pock­ets.

Ex­press­ing an act of kind­ness and help­ful­ness, Betela was nom­i­nated for the June hero award.

Eight-year-old Mashilo saved his pocket money and do­nated it to chil­dren who suf­fer from can­cer through the Reach for a Dream foun­da­tion’s Coin Col­lec­tion cam­paign and was nom­i­nated for the July hero award.

Both pupils re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate and badge in recog­ni­tion of their heroic acts at the school’s assem­bly re­cently. The awards were handed over by Pick n Pay Gonu­bie man­ager, Marc Olivier.

“As the school we are very proud of these two lit­tle great achiev­ers for hav­ing con­trib­uted to the larger com­mu­nity. At such a young age both learn­ers have made such a dif­fer­ence in the lives of others,” the school’s re­la­tion of­fi­cer, Nolu Nx­omfo said.

Pic­ture: TARALYN MCLEAN

SPREAD­ING CHEER: Ris­ing Sun Day­care was re­cently blessed with a swingset, slide, ball pit, a fence and a spot of paint thanks to the kind­ness of the team from Jawitz East Lon­don. Day­care owner Nozie Mswi would like to thank the com­pany, par­tic­u­larly Ch­eryl Pet­zer, for their kind­ness and gen­eros­ity. The kind do­na­tions have made a huge dif­fer­ence to the lives of the chil­dren who at­tend the crèche, which is lo­cated in Dun­can Vil­lage. Thank you

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

WELL DONE: Grade 2 pupil and Pick n Pay Hero award re­cip­i­ent for July, Lwazi Mashilo, is pre­sented with his award by Pick n Pay Gonu­bie man­ager Marc Olivier

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