Free uniforms to the needy

Fifty (50) learners from Mahlashana Primary School received free uniforms today.

This came as a donation from the Department of Human Settlements and Public Works together with the uMdoni Municipality.

The donations were handed in by the   MEC representative Zero Mqadi, who said that he believes that the level of education in rural areas should develop in order for the people to remain and not go to the urban areas for a better education.

“One of the good reasons for this program is to celebrate with the women of South Africa the women’s day/ month which dates back to the history of this country, and to decrease the burden from parents of having to deal with seeing their children going to school without proper uniform that they cannot afford,” said Mqadi.

According to Mqadi, black people are poor, everybody knows that, not just in South Africa but the whole world.

 “It is not of our own creation, but because of the system called apartheid that was introduced in South Africa decades ago which was meant to oppress black people,” he said.

However, the South African government is eradicating all those oppressions so that everyone in this country would be equal to one another, to be united and let go of the past for the entire nation to develop.

“That is why today we, as the government, are here to lend a helping hand where we can to develop the level of education within the school and in the community,” he added.

The ceremony was attended by the uMdoni Municipality Mayor Siyabonga Khwela and his Deputy and Ward Councillor Oscar Zama who thanked the department for its program that is called DRESS A CHILD, and also for its initiative to eradicate poverty and develop the community.

“We are lucky because our government have sustained the mandate of our late father Nelson Mandela, of looking after the vulnerable and needy who live under poor conditions that are not welcomed in South Africa,” said Zama.

From Mahlashana S.P School they proceeded to Shayamoya Primary School in uMzinto to hand in more uniforms.

By Sthabiso Mdledle.

John Greystoke 2014-08-14 07:23:06 PM
My tax money paid for this, of course. But I don't mind, at least it was spent on a worthy cause!
NotSoMysteriousBrony 2014-08-14 08:10:15 PM
Although I'm happy to see our tax money spent on something other than Nkandla, I get agitated when I see how government continues to blame everything on the past as if they themselves aren't todays main reason for poverty continuing to rise.
Chris May 2014-08-15 07:42:00 AM
Hope they got good shoes too.
CraigJoseph 2014-08-15 08:47:11 AM
Great news! Thank you for sharing. Now this is where I'd like to see more of our tax money going!
Emma Sanderson 2014-08-15 10:12:16 AM
I think it is wonderful that these kids get the uniforms and I so support a better quality of schools and education for these kids. I am very happy for tax money to be spent on this. I'd like to see school lunches for impoverished areas and after care facilities provided at schools so kids can focus on their studies and sport and not be on the streets. Education is the only way to level the playing field. Equal opportunity for all. On this topic though it is time for the poor to come to the party. Practice responsible family planning - give yourself a chance to educate yourself further and get a good job before starting a family. Give yourself the chance to follow your dreams. Poverty breeds poverty, it is a vicious cycle. Don't have big families - have two at the most 3 kids. Remember it is not your fault if your parents are poor, it is your fault if you are poor. If you have a job and you are not paid enough the answer is not to strike for more but to further your studies and get a better paying job. Don't wait for others to help you. I would also like to see education centres for adults where they can complete their studies and learn trades.