OHANNESBURG, September 4 – The Head of Treasury in KwaZulu-Natal, Simiso Magagula, has a full set of school uniforms to the Thamela Primary School in U section in uMlazi.
In his third visit to the school since last year, Magagula said: “This is one way of dealing with poverty. We need these children to focus on their education without worrying about their appearance when among other children at school. This is also a way of encouraging them about the importance of education. We have been making these interventions in many schools, targeting similar children. We do this because we care and we want to build our future leaders through education.”
The treasury said that a total of 565 orphaned and vulnerable primary school children from uMlazi, Malukazi, Isiphingo, Ezimbokodweni and Folweni areas had benefited from the donation as Magagula handed over the last of his 250 full sets of school uniforms at Thamela Primary School.
“Any investment in education is an investment in our future leaders,” Magagula said in a statement. “This donated uniform replaces the old one the kids used to wear. We will now focus on achieving good results and not worry about poor children who were without uniform.”
The department said that Magagula, who was returning to Thamela Primary School for the third time after his first visit late last year under the banner of Operation Sukuma Sakhe, was accompanied by the local political leadership, school governing body and representatives from the department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.
School Principal, Nana Masoka said her school was grateful for this much-needed donation.
“This outreach, under the leadership of Magagula, promises to benefit more poor children in the future in various schools,” provincial treasury added in a statement.