GRATEFUL: Pupils from Qhayiya and Clumber schools received much needed uniforms from local organisations last week. At the back (from left) are Bathurst station commander Captain William Mangondwana, Qhayiya principal Pat Kelekethe, Bathurst Community Police Forum chairman Bonisile Gaga, sector managers Constable Duma, Constable Nonqula and Constable Siqoko, Qhayiya learner support agent Nonkululeko Slevana and Boniwe Nsimango from the Tyhilwazi Multipurpose Centre Picture: CANDICE BRADFIELD
DISADVANTAGED children from Qhayiya and Clumber schools received a generous donation of uniforms, tracksuits, socks and shoes at a handover last Thursday.
The handover was attended by the members of the various organisations involved, including Captain William Mangondwana from Bathurst SAPS, Community Police Forum (CPF) chairman Bonisile Gaga, cluster chairwoman and Qhayiya teacher Zukiswa Funde and principal Pat Kelekethe.
Pupils and parents were there to receive the clothing.
Boniwe Nsimango from Tyhilulwazi Multipurpose Centre donated uniforms for the children. Dave Murray from the Pineapple Growers Association made a cash donation, Ackermans manager Sive Mkhovane who was not present donated tracksuits, and a donor who did not wish to be named donated R1000 worth of school socks.
Kelekethe said that by uplifting the children, society would be uplifted as a whole.
“Our kids don’t have shoes. They are the future of our nation and we pin our hopes on them,” said Captain Mangondwana.