DUMANI Primary School received an early Christmas present last month when Group Community Project from Gauteng and Varsity College donated 250 lap desks to the school.
The school in NU3 has been experiencing problems with furniture shortages and the number of pupils in the school, especially the Grade R classes, has been increasing dramatically.
The gift could not have come at a better time as the school had been battling to get parents to assist with the problem and so far had no success.
Principal of the school, Simphiwe Mkhangelwa was delighted with the gift because the desks they have at the school are in a poor condition.
“We are very thankful for the donation [of lap desks] because they arrived at the right time.
“We have been struggling with desks for some time now and we are happy to see that there are people who actually care and go out of their way to help,” said Mkhangelwa.
Pupils at the school shared the same sentiments as the principal.
Grade 6 pupil, Dimpho Seketo, 12, said: “It is a very special day for us. In the new year we going to be using these lap desks. Now we won’t be squashed in one desk.
“I am very happy that they saw that we are in need and came to our rescue.”