Ekurhuleni West TVET College in quest to assist in eradicating challenges that are faced by South Africans had donated learners’ packages to Winnie Mandela High School, a quintile 1 school in Tembisa.
The college donated 500 school bags, 500 pencil cases, and 500 rulers to most needy learners. 130 pairs of shoes and 85 blankets were donated learners who do not have parents. The school was also given 2400 masks which will be given all the learners to help in the fight against COVID – 19.
Ekurhuleni West TVET College Acting – Principal, Peter Mudau, said the donation made to the school was aimed at dispelling inequalities at school where you find other learners coming to school wearing worn shoes and uniform; and carrying their books with inappropriate bags or plastics.
“Social protection remains important in reducing extreme poverty given the challenges that the country is facing” saidMudau.
Mudau said that if we South Africans can all live by the principle of vhuthu, Botho, Vumunu, Ubuntu, we can be able to beat poverty and social ills, we can be able to dispel inequalities in our communities.
Advocate Chris Setlhako, Chairperson of College Council commended EWC for an initiative that does not only touch the lives of the people but also help in the prevention and spread of COVID – 19.
“This initiative shows that the college does not only look at its own interest but at the interests of the community it is serving as well,” said Setlhako.
Kgodisho Mokgapa a learner representative encouraged the college to continue landing a hand of help to the needy.
The event was attended by the Department of Higher Education and Training Regional Manager Hellen Ntlatleng.