Foundation donates school uniforms
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.