Foun­da­tion do­nates school uni­forms

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Muzi Zin­c­ume

THE only weapon a black child has to get out of poverty is ed­u­ca­tion.

It there­fore makes sense to appeal to com­pa­nies to in­vest in the ed­u­ca­tion of our chil­dren.

This view was shared by the Chair­per­son of Zweli Miya Foun­da­tion, Zweli Miya, at a school uni­form han­dover cer­e­mony at Gobandlovu Com­mu­nity Hall.

Matamzana Pri­mary, Musi Pri­mary, Gobandlovu High School and Mand­lankala Pri­mary School were some of the schools which ben­e­fit­ted from the do­na­tions.

‘Many chil­dren drop out of school be­cause of their poor back­grounds.

They have low self-es­teem and see them­selves as different to other learn­ers.

‘We know that there are many or­gan­i­sa­tions, govern­ment de­part­ments and mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties that also con­trib­ute to help learn­ers, but it is still not enough.

‘Be­side school do­na­tions, we also dis­trib­ute food parcels to needy com­mu­nity mem­bers who strug­gle to make ends meet,’ Miya said.

He also an­nounced the launch of a fund-rais­ing project called ‘I care, I share’ on Man­dela Day to which in­di­vid­u­als, cor­po­rates, busi­nesses and govern­ment de­part­ments can con­trib­ute to fur­ther help the needy.

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