Bringing hope to Hopewell
08 August 2018 | Web Article Number: ME201811111
AS part of Tongaat Hulett’s ongoing efforts to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged families, the organisation recently sponsored school uniforms for 50 boys and girls at Hopewell Primary and Mount Pleasant Primary schools in the KZN Midlands.
According to the company, the sponsorship was well received by the pupils who could barely contain their excitement when they received the new uniforms. Many parents were reduced to tears witnessing the happiness on their children’s faces.
Tongaat Hulett Socio-economic Development Manager Nkonzo Mhlongo said the company remained committed to assisting the most vulnerable members of the communities. “Tongaat Hulett prioritises promoting an improved quality of life for communities, especially the children, youth and other vulnerable members within the targeted communities.
“We will continue investing in young people and hope that in future we will be able to donate other educational resources to many of the schools in the area,” she said.
Dan Moodley, Principal of Mount Pleasant Primary School, said the parents of many of the learners were unemployed.
“At least 90% of learners at my school come from homes where there is no stable income. It is a rural school and we are always grateful for any help that we can get.
“Everyone is filled with so much gratitude and we would like to commend Tongaat Hulett for their assistance and we wish our association with them continues,” he said.
Busokwakhe Mshengu, Principal of Hopewell Primary School, said the pupils wore their new uniforms with pride. “The majority of our learners come from impoverished backgrounds. We are thankful for this sponsorship as we know how much this means to the learners.”